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    Intriguing 1798/7 JR-1 Dime, VF25

    1798/97 10C 16 Stars on Reverse VF25 NGC. JR-1, R.3. This is an intriguing die combination that has 13 stars on the obverse, one for each of the first 13 states, and 16 stars on the reverse, for each of the first 16 states. The obverse was first engraved late in 1797, after the decision had been made to limit star counts to 13, but the reverse die was made earlier in 1797, when 16 stars was still the norm. Eventually in 1798 these two dies found their way to the same press. Deep gray fields surround lighter gray devices with faint corrosion and fine scratches, but otherwise attractive surfaces.
    From The Ed Lepordo Collection, Part One.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236F, PCGS# 4468)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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