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    XF Details 1797 16 Stars Half Dime, Valentine-4

    1797 H10C 16 Stars XF40 Details, Improperly Cleaned, NCS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. Four die marriages exist for 1797 Half Dimes, but since three different star counts are known (13 stars, 15 stars, and 16 stars) two of these die marriages merit individual Guide Book listings. The other two die marriages are V-3 and V-4, both of which share the same 16 stars obverse die. A die crack (as made) through the E in UNITED confirms this piece as Valentine-4. A lavender-gray representative with a reasonable strike and no obvious hairlines. Light abrasions are noted near the bust truncation. (#4259) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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