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    15 Stars 1797 Half Dime, V-2, LM-1, XF Details

    1797 H10C 15 Stars--Cleaned--ANACS. XF40 Details. V-2, LM-1, R.3. This is an interesting year to collect half dimes. The year started with a 15-star arrangement, as seen on this piece. Then, after Tennessee's admission to the Union another star was added and the 16-star variety was created. The reality then must have sunk in that the Mint could not continue to add a star every time a new state was admitted to the Union and the star count was reduced to 13. This is the most frequently encountered variety of the year and the most readily available in high grades. This piece has rough surfaces and it is struck from a later state of these dies. Dull gray patina overall and softly struck in the centers.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2006
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