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    Attractive Choice AU 1794 Half Dime, V-3, LM-3

    1794 H10C AU55 PCGS. V-3, LM-3, R.4. The digit 9 is quite close to a dentil, and the 4 nearly touches a dentil. Star 1 touches both the first and second curls. On the reverse the berries are arranged seven left, six right, and a single berry is under the I of UNITED. A die crack runs from the rim through the left (facing) wing tip, through the wreath and the inner berry below I, through two leaves, and to the juncture of the wing bottom with the breast. Another crack runs from R in AMERICA, through a berry and two leaves to the eagle's tail. A third crack runs from right branch stem upward, meeting the second crack. The diagnostic die cracks are in a late state on this piece, and in particular the first mentioned is quite heavy and well-developed. Both sides show light, dappled steel-blue and gray patina, with a dash of gold in the center reverse. A nice, attractive Choice AU piece, free of major distractions or adjustment marks.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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