Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $16.5
Jaime Hernandez: The Half Dime with small eagle design was only used in 1796 and 1797. Within those two years they used 6 different die pairings. The 1797 with 13 Stars variety is the second scarcest coin within these two years. Only the 1796/5 is scarcer due to its very low mintage.
Possibly less than 50 examples of the 1797 Half Dime with 13 Stars survive that would merit a grade, as all other surviving coins have been heavily damaged and cleaned.
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