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    1794 Half Dime, XF Details
    Rare V-1, LM-1 Die Variety

    1794 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.6 -- Bent -- NGC Details. XF. Four 1794 half dime varieties are known, and this V-1, LM-1 die marriage is the rarest of the four. This XF Details example is an attractive piece with pewter-gray surfaces and some gold-russet peripheral toning evident on the left side of the obverse. A few superficial pinscratches and surface marks on each side are inconsequential.
    From the Collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.


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