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    1797 V-2, LM-1 Half Dime, XF45
    15 Stars Obverse

    1797 H10C 15 Stars XF45 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. Most students of the early half dimes believe that the 1797 coins with 15 obverse stars were the first half dimes mintage in that year. The 16 stars coins were next, and the 13 stars pieces were last, after Mint officials realized they could no longer add more stars for each state. This pleasing light gray example has modest wear, with minor surface marks on each side, as expected for the grade. Minimal dark verdigris adheres to the obverse and reverse surfaces.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, 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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    May-Jun, 2012
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