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1797 H10c 16 Stars, LM-2 MS

1797 H10c 16 Stars, LM-2 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 198152)

The 1797 Half dime is part of a series of Draped bust half dime coins struck from 1796-1805. The specific variety is 16 Stars. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 89% silver; 11% copper from a mintage of 44,527 struck and has a rarity rating of 4.
Obverse: Liberty is portrayed with a so-called "draped bust," facing right, with her hair tied back with a ribbon. She is flanked by stars on the left and right periphery with the word LIBERTY on top, and the date positioned at the bottom.
Reverse: The small eagle design is slightly modified (improved) from the 1794-5 issues. Seen here standing atop rocks motif in the center with wings fully surrounded by a more ornate olive wreath that tied by a ribbon into a bow at the bottom. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. No denomination is mentioned.

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GSID: 198152
Coin Date: 1797
Denomination: H10c / Half dime
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 44,527
Coinage Type: Draped bust half dime
Coinage Years: 1796-1805
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Variety: 16 Stars
Variety 2: LM-2
Rarity: R-4
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Fineness: 0.8924
Weight: 1.35 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: Gilbert Stuart
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1797
Obverse Designer: Gilbert Stuart
Reverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Reverse Designer: Gilbert Stuart
PCGS #: 38598
NGC ID: 22ZZ
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