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    Attractive 1797 13 Stars Half Dime
    Rare V-1, LM-4 Variety, XF40

    1797 H10C 13 Stars XF40 PCGS. V-1, LM-4, R.6. LM-4, the only die marriage with 13 stars, is the rarest 1797 half dime variety. PCGS and NGC combined have certified just 30 examples of this variety in all levels of preservation.
    A medley of violet, reddish-gold, and mint-green patination bathes both sides of this lovely XF specimen, joined by an occasional splash of crimson on the obverse. Relatively strong, uniform definition is seen on the design elements. A minor planchet defect on Liberty's nose and one in the adjacent field do not detract. Population for LM-4: 4 in 40, 9 finer (12/09).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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