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    1797 13 Stars Half Dime, VF35
    V-1, LM-4 Rarity

    1797 H10C 13 Stars, V-1, LM-4, R.5, VF35 PCGS. CAC. The only marriage with 13 stars and the rarest 1797 half dime variety. Indeed, PCGS and NGC combined have certified just 40 examples of this variety in all levels of preservation. Orange-gray toning is especially prevalent in the centers of this lovely VF35 specimen, accented with splashes of cobalt-blue concentrated around the borders. Despite the high-point wear, excellent detail shows on the design features, including Liberty's hair and gown lines, and the eagle's wing feathers. A few minor circulation marks are noted, including a hair-thin mark on Liberty's chest. Clash marks are visible in the upper obverse fields. The CAC data clearly indicates the paucity of wholesome survivors. Population: 2 in 35, 15 finer. CAC: 1 in 35; 4 finer (7/18).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2008), lot 8, where it brought $15,525. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38600, Base PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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