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    Toned Gem 1798/97 16 Stars Dime

    1798/97 16 Stars on Reverse MS 65 NGC. JR-1, R.3. The first of an amazing two high grade examples of the 16 Stars variety. We could never have anticipated such an occurrence and cannot foresee how it could reoccur again. Each side is attractively toned with the golden-gray surfaces having taken on a light overlay of rose and showing an occasional wide swath of cobalt-blue (mostly concentrated around the margins). The striking details are generally quite strong with occasional softness noted on the stars on the left side of the obverse and again in the center of the reverse. Excellent mint luster overall and defect-free except for several shallow adjustment marks at the top of the obverse and faint die clash marks in the fields. (NGC ID# 236F, PCGS# 4468)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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