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    1797 Draped Bust Half Dime, VF Details
    Rare V-1, LM-4 Variety

    1797 H10C 13 Stars--Repaired--NGC Details. VF. V-1, LM-4, R.6. The 1797 Draped Bust half dime claims a mintage of 44,527 pieces, with four die varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the rare LM-4 variety, identified by the 13 obverse stars and the location of a berry inside the wreath, below I in UNITED. The present coin shows considerable wear on the devices, and some tooling in the obverse field and the rim near T. The surfaces are bright, with colorful gold and blue toning.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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