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    1797 Draped Bust Dime, XF40
    JR-1, 16 Stars Variety

    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, traces of golden mint luster remain. The underlying surfaces have old-silver appeal and are moderately but not heavily marked. A popular collector grade that is difficult to locate with the eye appeal of this coin. Census: 3 in 40, 33 finer (1/14).
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236C, PCGS# 4462)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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