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    1797 H10C 16 Stars XF Details, Repaired, Whizzed, NCS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. The hair near the ear is crudely tooled, and both sides are somewhat wavy and have been smoothed and whizzed. A few pinprick marks frequent the reverse. A dove-gray survivor of this difficult variety. Three different star counts were used for 1797 Half Dimes, the addition of Tennessee to the Union generated the 16 Stars subtype before the mint decided to revert to the less crowded 13 Stars motif.(#4259) (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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