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    Pleasing 16 Stars 1797 Half Dime, VF30

    1797 H10C 16 Stars VF30 PCGS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. The Draped Bust, Small Eagle type was only struck in 1796 and 1797, and most die marriages from these two dates receive separate Guide Book listings. The exception is the 16 Stars subtype, represented by both LM-2 and LM-3. This problem-free piece has steel-gray, aqua, and golden-brown toning. Heavily clashed, as usual for LM-2. A small lamination frames the second S in STATES. Population: 2 in 30, 36 finer (11/06).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2007
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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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