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    Appealing Near-Mint State 1797 15 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 15 Stars AU58 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The 7s in the date are equal in size, and the 1 in the date is connected to the nearby hair curl. The 15 stars are arranged eight left, seven right. On the reverse there is an outer berry between NI in UNITED. This delightfully patinated near-Gem offers bright silver centers on each side, with rainbow toning surrounding. The translucent toning allows much luster to still radiate from both sides. Perusal with a loupe reveals a couple of light scrapes on the obverse, but this piece has the appeal of a finer grade, and in fact is only a shade away from Mint State.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2007
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