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    Very Rare 1794 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1, MS63
    Deeply Toned Yet Lustrous Example

    1794 H10C MS63 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.6. The V-1, LM-1 die variety is one that the authors of the Logan McCloskey book call "very difficult to obtain in Mint State." The obverse has the 179 in the date distant from each other, with the 1 about centered under Liberty's lowest curl. Star 4 is weakly struck. The reverse shows two inner berries and no outer berries under the left wing, with one of those inner berries under the I in UNITED. This is a lovely, deeply toned blue-green Select example, showing the characteristic die crack joining the eagle's claws. An overlay of blue-green and copper tones on each side fails to block considerable remaining luster. Planchet adjustment marks appear in Liberty's rear hair. There are few signs of contact, and the strike on the reverse and upper obverse is remarkably bold. Some of the dentils, particularly on the obverse, are missing or softly struck.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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