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    Attractive 1797 15 Stars Half Dime, XF45

    1797 H10C 15 Stars XF45 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. 15 stars encircle the obverse periphery. A beautiful array of rainbow coloration adorns the obverse and reverse borders. The eagle is somewhat weakly defined, as usual; but the other design elements are quite bold. A few faint adjustment marks are noted across the obverse, and a handful of wispy planchet flaws reside on Liberty's jaw and upper neck, beneath and to the left of the ear. There are no remarkable abrasions on the reverse, but die clash marks are noted on the left side near the wing. (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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