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    1797 13 Stars Half Dime, VF20
    V-1, LM-4, Sharp for the Grade

    1797 H10C 13 Stars, V-1, LM-4, R.5, VF20 PCGS. As the only 1797 half dime variety with 13 Stars, LM-4 is easy to identify. It is also the final Small Eagle half dime variety struck, since there were no half dimes issued in either 1798 or 1799, and the 1800 half dime employed the Heraldic Eagle reverse. This attractive, midgrade example is quite attractive and well-defined for the assigned grade. Blue and umber accents enhance lighter, silver-gray base toning. Traces of original mint luster remain around the stars and legends. A few widely scattered, minor marks exist on both sides with faint die clashing visible on the obverse.
    From The Estate of Jon Amato. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38600, Base PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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