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    1797 16 Stars Half Dime, VF30
    Scarce V-3, LM-3 Die Marriage

    1797 H10C 16 Stars, V-3, LM-3, R.5, VF30 PCGS. Two different punch sizes were used for the 7s in the date on this obverse, and the border shows 16 stars. This die was employed for two die marriages, of which LM-3 is the scarcer. This high-end VF example displays pleasing detail for the grade with only minor strike softness on Liberty's central hair curls. Hints of lilac and rose toning accent otherwise slate-gray surfaces. The right-hand reverse dentils are weak from an uneven strike. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38599, Base PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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