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    1797 13 Stars VF 25. V-1, R.6. The 13 stars is a scarce type and by far the most challenging variety of the year. The design features on this piece are better defined on the reverse than the obverse with the peripheral lettering quite bold. Well centered and essentially problem-free for the grade, each side is covered with smoky-violet and gray patina with a lighter colored arc on the upper right portion of the obverse. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 1999
    11th-13th Wednesday-Friday
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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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