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    Sharp 1797 16 Stars Half Dime, AU58, V-4, LM-2

    1797 H10C 16 Stars AU58 ANACS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. On this variety, the first 7 in the date is small, and the second is large, and an outer berry is positioned between the N and I of UNITED. The first use of this obverse shows a die crack from the rim to star 8, and another between star 7 and 8. On the second and final use of this reverse, there is a shallow rim cud through the dentils over ME in AMERICA, and a crack that develops from the rim through the E of UNITED to the leaf.
    Two shades of silver-gray compete with blushes of sky-blue, and the surfaces exhibit a good amount of luster. The dentilation is complete on both obverse and reverse, and is generally quite strong. The design elements are well centered, and display sharp definition on Liberty; the eagle and clouds are somewhat soft, as is typical for the variety. No adjustment marks are visible, though some faint hairlines are noted on the obverse. A truly sharp early half dime that is sure to please the new owner.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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