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    Mint State 1794 Half Dime

    1794 H10C MS61 NGC. V-1, LM-1. R.6. A very scarce die pairing and this coin is almost certainly high in the condition census for the variety. The surfaces are toned a very attractive medium gray color, with traces of luster peeking through near and on the devices. Minor handling marks are found with a strong glass, most notably a small depression below the ribbon ends on the reverse. There are also two small marks which were caused by a short thread adhering to the obverse die, one is shaped like a boomerang with the curve just touching Liberty's chin which extends into the field nearby, the other lint mark is shaped like a capital L but is hidden by the devices which surround Liberty's eye. When the late Russell Logan and John McCloskey wrote Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 in 1998 the finest example of this variety they had seen was listed as About Uncirculated, with mint state specimens noted to be "very difficult to obtain". Certainly this coin will be a prize for the advanced collector to obtain.
    Ex: Superior (1/03), lot 357
    From The Richard J. Chouinard Collection of United States Coins, Part One.(#4250) (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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