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    Extremely Fine 1797 16 Stars Dime

    1797 10C 16 Stars XF40 NGC. JR-1, R.4. Only two die varieties of 1797 Dimes are known, both are rare. The 16 obverse stars was the first struck; mint officials apparently decided that it was unwieldy to represent each state in the growing Union with a star, and reverted to 13 obverse stars for the later JR-2 strikings. Deeply toned in olive-brown and gunmetal-gray colors, the underlying surfaces are moderately but not heavily marked.(#4462) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236C, PCGS# 4462)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    May, 2005
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
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