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Lot 338

1797 Draped Bust Half Dime. 15 stars. PCGS graded VF-30. It is apparent that this coin was cleaned in the distant past, as the surfaces show myriad lines from cleaning with a light abrasive. Over the last 57 years the coin has toned back with magnificent rainbow colors around the periphery of each side, while the centers are still untoned. Minor surface scratches can be seen with a glass and there are some tiny pits at the center of the obverse. Struck from clashed dies, as are all, with minor weakness on the eagle.
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,800.
Purchased by Dr. Benson on February 22, 1945 from Ira S. Reed for $20.

Realized $2,760

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