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    Uncirculated Valentine-3 1794 Half Dime

    1794 H10C MS61 NGC. V-3, LM-3, R.4. Honey-gold and mauve-gray colors ensure the originality of this shimmering representative. The obverse has faint planchet streaks (as made) and a hint of occasionally granular surface which do not deny the eye appeal. The strike is exquisite aside from the characteristic softness on the breast feathers. A desirable type from the initial year of silver coinage at the Philadelphia Mint. As of (3/04), NGC has certified a mere three pieces as LM-3.(#4250) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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