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    1794 Half Dime, Attractively Toned AU58
    V-4, LM-4, Sharp Strike

    1794 H10C V-4, LM-4, R.4, AU58 PCGS. The date is far lower than any other 1794 variety on the LM-4, with the 1 distant from the curl and 4 distant from the neck truncation. A diagnostic die crack runs from the rim through star 10 to Liberty's nose, cheek, and ear. Seven berries right and five berries left on the wreath confirm the variety, which is the most available of the four 1794 varieties.

    This example is nearly full Mint State and sharply struck. A few faint adjustment marks on the eagle's breast are almost entirely eliminated by the bold strike. Both sides feature prominent die cracks and die clashing, with a few old marks and tiny scrapes visible under magnification. Attractive blue, orange, and slate-gray toning covers the glossy surfaces. Housed in a a previous generation, light-blue label holder with barcode on the back. Population (all varieties): 14 in 58, 51 finer (7/18).
    From The Washington Spring Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZT, Variety PCGS# 38584, Base PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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