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    Elusive 1794 Half Dime Variety
    V-1, LM-1, R.6, VF25

    1794 H10C VF25 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.6. The date is wide, with the 179 all well separated from each other. The tip of the 1 in the date is quite close to the dentils. On the reverse there are six berries left and six right, with two inner berries and no outer berries under the left wing. This is an example of the rarest of four known varieties for the 1794 half dimes, with a surviving population of less than 30 pieces in all grades. A single diagonal scratch on the reverse is the only blemish on this otherwise flawless Very Fine coin. Iridescent saffron, olive, and orange toning accents the medium gray surfaces. (Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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