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    1797 Half Dime, Fine 15
    V-1, LM-4, Rare 13 Stars Variety

    1797 H10C 13 Stars, V-1, LM-4, R.5, Fine 15 NGC. Counting the stars identifies the LM-4 variety, the sole 1797 variety with 13 stars, and arguably the rarest of all the die pairs for the issue. Smooth wear determines the grade of this example, although all of the motifs are reasonably sharp and the rims are complete (although weak in spots). Rainbow toning covers both sides, with turquoise, amber-gold, forest-green, and magenta hues surrounding silver centers. Light abrasions visit the portrait and adjacent fields, with a spot of dark toning near stars 10 and 11. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38600, Base PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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