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    1797 15 Stars Half Dime, XF40
    V-2, LM-1, Small Eagle Reverse Type Coin

    1797 H10C 15 Stars, V-2, LM-1, R.3, XF40 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Indiana Collection. Of the four 1797 half dime varieties, LM-1 is the most plentiful and ideal as a type coin for the Small Eagle reverse. The obverse is unique among the 1797 five cent pieces with its 15 peripheral stars; LM-2, -3, and -4 show either 13 or 16 obverse stars. This CAC coin is evenly struck but exhibits some typical weakness at the centers. Both sides have pleasing olive-gray patina and lack any distracting faults.
    From The Evansville Collection (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38597, Base PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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