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    1794 Half Dime, Fine 12
    Underappreciated V-3, LM-3

    1794 H10C V-3, LM-3, R.4, Fine 12 PCGS. CAC. 1794 was the first year of silver coinage at the Philadelphia Mint. Dollars, half dollars, and half dimes were issued, while quarters and dimes would have to wait until 1796. The 1794 half dime mintage was only 7,756 pieces. Four die pairs exist. LM-3 can be attributed by the presence of a berry pair below the I in UNITED. In our experience, the variety is rarer than either LM-2 or LM-4. This unblemished example is toned deep gunmetal-gray with pearl-white high points. Well defined for the Fine grade, with full dentilation and ample wing feathers. One of only two Fine 12 1794 half dimes confirmed by CAC. Encapsulated in a green label holder.
    From The Collection of Mike Orlando.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZT, Variety PCGS# 38583, Base PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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