1795 Half Dime NGC XF45 Featured Coin

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Early Half Dimes Worth Exploring?

  By Paul M. Green, Numismatic News
March 30, 2012

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.

If you are like most collectors, chances are you have never seen a half dime unless you happened to see them in an exhibit at a coin show or on display at the museum.

Actually holding one? Forget it. They were long gone before the circulation finds era heyday and that was how many collectors got up close and personal with their coins.

To average collectors, early half dimes have probably seemed far removed from their lives, breaking in only when the top 1792 half disme brings $1.3 million in a Heritage auction.