1797 H10C 15 Stars AU53 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3....
Late-State 1797 Half Dime, V-2, LM-1, AU531797 H10C 15 Stars AU53 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The 15 Star obverse dated 1797 is unshared with any other reverse and is sufficient to make the attribution. The other two obverse dies known for the year are the 16 Star and 13 Star obverses occasioned by Tennessee's entry into the Union on June 1, 1796. The heavy interesting die cracks on this piece make it clear why the obverse is unshared with any other die, as it clearly was close to failure when this piece was produced. Much luster remains over pinkish-gold surfaces accented with blue at the peripheries. A few minor adjustment marks appear in the central reverse.
From The Christmas Lake Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)
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