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    Choice AU 1797 15 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 15 Stars AU55 PCGS. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Golden-brown, electric-blue, and plum colors adorn the obverse margins, while the reverse is untoned aside from a hint of tan toning along the right border. Luster fills the recesses of the hair and wings, and illuminates the stars and legends. No relevant marks are present, and the eye appeal is impressive. Struck from a clashed reverse die. Population: 14 in 55, 25 finer (6/05).
    From The Melrose Bay Collection.(#4258) (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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