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The E-Sylum: Volume 21, Number 19, May 13, 2019, Article 23

1802 HALF DIME QUESTIONED

In today's JR Newsletter (a publication of the John Reich Collectors Society), Pete Smith asked about a coin that recently appeared on the market. -Editor

1802 Half Dime likely fake

I recently became aware of a sale by Silver City Auctions, March 21, 2018, lot 147. The coin was described as an 1802 half dime in uncertified XF and sold for $2900. There are probably many diagnostics but I noticed the position of the first star near the hair curl. This is a very expensive fake.

Did this slip by the numismatic community unnoticed?

I missed this one myself. With only 3,060 made, the 1802 Half Dime is a rarity in the U.S. series. Pete asked for JRCS member assistance to identify the host coin, or help to determine if this is a new fabrication. -Editor

For more information on the John Reich Collectors Society, see:
https://www.jrcs.org/

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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