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    Desirable High Grade 1797 16 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 16 Stars MS60 Cleaned Uncertified. V-4, LM-2, R.4. Golden-brown and sea-green peripheral patina. Bold die crack (as made) through the E in UNITED. The centers have typical softness of strike, along with wispy lines that possibly represent minor tooling. The wings, legends, hair tresses, and wreath are bold. Minor rim damage at 5 o'clock. The only Dime variety that has 16 stars, and the second year of a rare two year type. Struck from multiply clashed dies. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2003
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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