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    1797 Half Dime, XF45 Sharpness
    15 Stars, V-2, LM-1

    1797 H10C 15 Stars -- Cleaned -- ANACS. XF45 Details. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The sole 15 Stars variety of the date. A 16th star, representing Tennessee, was added to LM-2 and LM-3 before the Mint fixed the star count at 13, as seen on LM-4. This lightly circulated Bust half dime has slate-gray centers and blue-green and autumn-gold borders. The obverse is cloudy from hairlines but the sole consequential mark is a minor pinscratch from shoulder to ribbon.
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.


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