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    Impressive 1797 V-4, LM-2
    16 Stars Half Dime, MS62
    Logan-McCloskey Plate Coin

    1797 H10C 16 Stars MS62 NGC. V-4, LM-2, R.4. Ex: Price. The Logan-McCloskey plate coin. A late die state with extensive cracks and clash marks, especially on the reverse. The center of the obverse and most of the eagle's detail on the reverse are bluntly struck as always for the 1797 16 Stars half dimes, and most other varieties of this design combination. The eagle's head, breast, and leg were cut a little too deep in the die, and as the coin was struck, metal attempted to fill those recesses in the reverse die, and at the same time diminishing the amount of metal available for the obverse. The result was that both sides had extreme weakness at opposing points, as seen on this coin. Examination of the remaining bold detail on both sides confirms that the problem was more the original dies, and less the striking pressure. Both sides of this wonderful piece have light gold toning over frosty silver luster. Census: 10 in 62, 24 finer, including all four different varieties (2/09).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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