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    Rare 1797 13 Stars Half Dime XF40 PCGS, V-1

    1797 H10C 13 Stars XF40 PCGS. V-1, LM-4, R.6. This is the rarest of four varieties for the year, and it is the only die marriage of the design type with 13 stars on the obverse. This is an attractive example with clearly original toning that is evenly distributed over both sides, and primarily shows a deep greenish-tan cast. The design elements are well centered on the planchet, and are reasonably well defined, but stop short of being razor-sharp on the highpoints. Die clash marks from the wreath are noticeable just above and behind Liberty's head. An unusually appealing example for the grade, and a variety that appears very infrequently at public auction. Population: 3 in 40, 3 finer (2/07).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    March, 2007
    15th-16th Thursday-Friday
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