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    1797 15 Stars Half Dime, VF35
    V-2, LM-1

    1797 H10C 15 Stars, V-2, LM-1, R.3, VF35 PCGS Secure. Golden-gray interiors cede to deep blue and violet borders on this Choice VF 1797 half dime. The strike is even but predictably weak in the centers. Much of the weakness on this coin is not from wear but rather strike. Some lines in the obverse fields likely contributed to the seemingly conservative grade. Small Eagle half dimes are a sought-after two-year type with a combined mintage of only 54,757 pieces for 1796 and 1797. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38597, Base PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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