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    Desirable 1797 16 Stars Half Dime, LM-3

    1797 H10C 16 Stars VF Details, Improperly Cleaned NCS. V-3, LM-3, R.5. This is the second rarest of the four varieties of 1797 Half Dimes. The obverse has 16 stars while the reverse has a leaf close to, but not touching, C of AMERICA. Two obverse die cracks at stars 7 and 8, as seen on the LM-2 in the previous lot, have now advanced to form a small retained cud. Although NCS has labeled this as Improperly Cleaned, it is an excellent example with outstanding eye appeal. The surfaces are pale silvery-gray with minor imperfections. The borders, especially on the obverse, have reacquired an attractive sea-green and iridescent tone.
    Ex: Kagin's (1/1984), lot 230.
    From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.(#4259) (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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