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Lot 340

1797 Draped Bust Half Dime. 13 stars. Sharpness of VF-35 but porosity on the obverse and with a bend on the rim. This particular coin boasts well struck devices and even breast feathers on the eagle. However, the surfaces have been cleaned, and we note an area of porosity up from the rim at the date through most of Liberty, and this is likely some sort of post minting damage. There is a mark on Liberty's cheek, and the edge is slightly bent along the lower right of the obverse. We also see a minor tick between the AT of STATES on the reverse. A coin that could be retoned and made to look more natural. Rare and seldom offered in high grades, this one should be carefully viewed by prospective buyers.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
From Superior Stamp & Coin Company's Steinberg Sale, September 1996, lot 378.

Realized $2,875

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