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    Extremely Fine 1797 16 Stars Half Dime

    1797 H10C 16 Stars XF40 ANACS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. The more common (by one rarity point) of the two 16 Stars die marriages of the 1797 Half Dime, this coin presents an originally toned, charcoal-gray sheen at most angles. Warm champagne-apricot undertones are also evident as the coin rotates into the light. A few clashmarks (as produced) are seen in the right obverse field, but we can find no mentionable post-production distractions. A little softly struck in the centers, particularly on the reverse.
    From the Joseph M. Seventko Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2002
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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