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    1797 V-2, LM-1 Half Dime, MS62
    15 Stars Obverse

    1797 H10C 15 Stars MS62 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Most numismatic students consider the 15 Stars coins the first 1797 half dimes minted from an obverse die that was actually created the previous year, prior to the entry of Tennessee to the U.S. in June 1796. Next were the 16 Stars coins from an obverse that was most likely engraved in 1797, and finally the 13 Stars were coined last.
    Typical of most or all survivors, this pleasing Mint State piece is weak at the centers with heavy clash marks. Negligible adjustment marks are noted at the top of the obverse . The satiny surfaces are fully lustrous with a combination of brilliant silver and peripheral gold and blue toning. Census: 10 in 62, 22 finer (12/11).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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