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    Exquisite 1797 Small Eagle Half Dime, AU55

    1797 H10C 16 Stars AU55 PCGS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. Dark gray surfaces with brighter undertones. Touches of wear on the eagle's breast and wing. There is a small contact mark under the chin on the obverse. Centers are a bit softly struck, as is typically found on specimens of this variety. Later die states, with some die clashing evident in the obverse fields, a small linear crack between stars 7 and 8 on the obverse, and a horizontal crack through E in UNITED on the reverse, with evidence of an additional crack through D perpendicular to the aforementioned crack faintly developing. A very attractive example of this very scarce variety with excellent detail.
    From the John Adams Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2002
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