There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
2258

1797 H10C 15 Stars MS62 NGC....

2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Apr 17, 2008
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
362 page views
Location: Rosemont, IL
Description:
Lustrous 1797 LM-1 Half Dime, MS62
1797 H10C 15 Stars MS62 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The number of stars immediately differentiates between three known obverse dies of 1797 half dimes. It is believed that the 15 Stars coins were struck first, followed by the 16 Stars coins, and then the 13 Stars pieces. The obverse die with 15 stars was certainly created in early 1796, remaining unused for more than six months.
We know that Kentucky was the 15th state, and Tennessee, admitted on June 1, 1796, was the 16th state. Therefore, the 15 Stars obverse die was made prior to June 1, 1796, probably with just the 179 of the date entered into the die. The 17th state was Ohio, admitted in 1803, so the 16 Stars obverse dies could have been made anytime in 1797. Finally, later in 1797 Robert Scot realized that there was no more room for additional stars, and a decision was made to limit all coins to just 13 stars.
A typical soft strike at the center is surrounded by sharp peripheral details. Both sides have satiny silver luster with hints of heather and darker iridescence. Census: 11 in 62, 26 finer (2/08).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
910,846
bidder-members
$969,556,063
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 24 days left to consign to the 2015 February 25 - March 2 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!
Learn About Consigning With Us
The results were astonishing - - Heritage sold my coins for double the most optimistic price that I had dreamed of!
[ Entire Letter » ]
Louis Bassano, New Jersey State Senate,
Union, NJ
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 December 4 - 7 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston
2014 December 4 - 7 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston
REALIZED $9,615,639
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,041,265
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,817,724