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    Rarely Seen 1797 13 Stars Half Dime
    V-1, LM-4, R.6

    1797 H10C 13 Stars VF20 PCGS. V-1, LM-4, R.6. The rarest die marriage of the date, and also the rarest Guide Book variety. The 15 Stars and 16 Stars varieties are seen much more often. The streaky lavender and olive-brown surfaces are deeply toned, but lack mentionable marks. The wings and central hair detail are impressively bold, and all legends and stars are clear. Housed in a green label holder.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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