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    1794 Half Dime, VF25, V-4, LM-4
    Most Available Variety of the Year

    1794 H10C VF25 PCGS. V-4, LM-4, R.4. This very scarce first-year die pairing shows the date low and far from the curl and the bust, the digit 1 nearly touching the dentils. The reverse shows three inner berries and no outer berries under the eagle's wings. Even though quite scarce in an absolute sense, the LM-4 is the most available of the four varieties for 1794. This piece shows golden-gray surfaces with a few grade-consistent marks and faint luster remaining. A scrape runs from star 9 to the rim and one appears in the field just above star 14, not overly distracting.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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