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    Charming XF 1797 15 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 15 Stars XF40 PCGS. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Rich gunmetal-gray and golden-brown colors embrace this bright and lightly marked example. The only 1797 die pairing with 15 stars, thus LM-1 receives a separate Guide Book listing. A few wispy obverse marks do not merit further elaboration. Attractively detailed save for mint-made softness on the eagle and central neck curls. A couple of short lintmarks near the eagle's head are also of mint origin.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    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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