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    Rare XF 1797 13 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 13 Stars XF40 PCGS. V-1, LM-4, R.6. The sole 13 stars variety, and quite rare although Heritage has auctioned several in recent years, including an NGC AU58 that brought $40,250 in June 2006. This is an attractively toned example with rich golden-brown, sun-gold, plum-red, and jade-green toning. A small mark near the nose and a brief hair-thin mark behind the hair ribbon, but otherwise unabraded. The strike is good, and the eye appeal is imposing. The key Guide Book variety to a collection of Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dimes. Population: 3 in 40, 6 finer (8/08).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2008
    17th-21st Wednesday-Sunday
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