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Lot 819

1805 Draped Bust Half Dime. NGC graded AU-50. Well struck with some faint adjustment marks as made. Attractive light golden toning adds to its appeal. Pop 1; 5 finer. Just added to the census, and one of the scarce higher-grade examples known to numismatics.

Many half dimes dated 1801, and most of those dated 1803 and 1805, are among the most unevenly struck coins ever issued by the Philadelphia Mint. All are weak on parts of drapery and the reverse areas exactly opposite (clouds and most stars above eagle's head); and this weakness caused many to look worn after only a few days or weeks in circulation.
Estimated Value $7,000 - 7,500.

Realized $9,488

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