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    Interesting 1798/7 16 Stars Bust Dime, Choice AU55

    1798/97 10C 16 Stars on Reverse AU55 NGC. JR-1, R.3. JR-1 is the only 1798 dime variety with sixteen reverse stars, and hence ranks as one of the most easily identified varieties in the Draped Bust series. An obvious overdate, the 8 in the date is too small to fully cover the downstroke of the 7. This nicely detailed Choice AU example displays pleasing light gray and mauve patina with some mottled gunmetal-blue near the borders. The design elements are relatively well centered on the planchet. A couple of marks are seen behind Liberty's head on the obverse.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236F, PCGS# 4468)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
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