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    1797 Half Dime, 15 Stars, V-2, LM-1
    Anachronistic Obverse Die, VF30

    1797 H10C 15 Stars VF30 PCGS. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The 15 Stars obverse is sufficient to attribute this variety and the 13 Stars V-1, LM-4, as only the 16 Stars V-4, LM-2 and V-3, LM-3 share two different reverse dies. This charcoal-gray piece is well-centered on the planchet, attractive despite a few thin but long scrapes mostly confined to the obverse. The obverse die is an anachronism, as Tennessee had joined the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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