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    First-Year 1794 Half Dime, AU50 Details

    1794 H10C --Plugged, Repaired--ICG. AU 50 Details. V-3, LM-3, R.4. The die pair is easily distinguished by the reverse, which has the lowest leaf to the left away from the center of the U in UNITED and two berries parallel to the I in UNITED. The plug mentioned is in the area of BER at the top of the obverse. Curiously, pinscratching is also seen in the same area, implying after the hole was plugged, the coin was then scratched. Also lightly cleaned with dense golden-gray toning over each side and blue accents at the margins.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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