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    Mint State 1797 16 Stars Half Dime

    1797 MS 60 Cleaned and Retoned. 16 Stars. V-3, R.4. Usually seen weakly struck, this is coin is well defined throughout with just a bit of softness noted in the center of the eagle's breast--all the feathers still show, they are just not completely brought up. Cleaned long ago, the surfaces have since retoned a charcoal-gray with red and lime-green undertones on the reverse.
    Ex: 1977 ANA (Kagin's, 8/77), lot 727. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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    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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