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    MS62 1797 Half Dime, 16 Stars, LM-2

    1797 H10C 16 Stars MS62 NGC. V-4, LM-2, R.4. This attractive example offers a melange of medium golden-gray patina with lavender, crimson and aqua-blue accents. A few light toning streaks are apparent on the lower right reverse. The design elements are well struck save for the expected softness in the centers, and nicely centered on the planchet, with virtually all of the dentilation showing. Heavy die clashing is noted in the right obverse field. As most Draped Bust Small Eagle half dime survivors are in low grades, this is an excellent opportunity to acquire a handsome Mint State example.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2007
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