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    1797 H10C 13 Stars--Plugged, Corroded--ANACS. Fine Details, Net AG3. V-1, LM-4, R.6. Valentine-1 is the rarest die marriage of the 1797 Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dime. The example in this lot is little more than a filler, but both sides do retain at least outline definition over virtually all major design elements. Mottled olive-gray and charcoal shades overlay rough, pitted surfaces, and there is a crude plug through the upper obverse.
    From the Dr. Richard Tavernetti Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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