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1802 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4268

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
3,060
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot
(based on a design by Gilbert Stuart)

Diameter: 16.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 21 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)

Varieties (1):
Valentine 1 - Rare

Recent appearances:
NGC AU-50.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7960, illustrated, sold for $64,400.00  Ex W. Elliot Woodward Sale (October 1884); James B. Wilson Collection (Elder, 10/08) where it sold for $715.00; H.O. Granberg Collection; William Cutler Atwater (BMM, 6/46), lot 1126, where it sold for $840.00; unknown dealer intermediaries in the late 1940's; anonymous New Jersey collector until 1991; 1998 FUN Sale (Heritage, 1/98), lot 6631, where it sold for $84,000.00; Philadelphia 2000 Sale (Heritage, 8/00), lot 6815, illustrated, not sold

"Extremely Fine".  Ex - Lorin G. Parmelee, 1890, Lot 798, sold for $205.00 - H.P. Smith, 1906, Lot 992, sold for $290.00 - W.F. Dunham, 1941, Lot 35, sold for $472.50 - B. Max Mehl's "Will W. Neil Collection", 1947, Lot 1517, sold for $630.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection - Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 428, illustrated.

Notes:
The finest example graded by PCGS is a single AU-55.

Sources and/or recommended reading:

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey