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

    1797 H10C 15 Stars--Improperly Cleaned, Corroded--NGC Details. AU. V-2, LM-1, R.3. A scarce die pair easily distinguished by the singular 15 Stars obverse. The present example exhibits light to moderate corrosion mostly at the margins, and the coin may have been cleaned in an attempt to remove that corrosion. The surfaces have since retoned in dappled gold and blue, though areas of silver still remain.
    From The Dr. William F. Duffy Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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