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    Splendid 1797 LM-1 15 Stars Half Dime, AU55

    1797 H10C 15 Stars AU55 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Four die marriages are known for 1797-dated half dimes, but these exhibit three different obverse star counts. LM-1 is the sole 15 Star variety for the year, and hence merits its own Guide Book listing. Apple-gray and lavender colors proclaim the originality of this pleasing early half dime, which retains most of its original shimmering luster. The centers have minor softness of strike, as is usual for the type, but rub is generally limited to Liberty's drapery. As of August 2008, NGC has certified 23 examples of LM-1 in all grades, but only two in AU55 and nine in higher grades. An extremely important opportunity is presented to the advanced specialist.
    From The Menlo Park Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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