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    1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime, XF45
    Three Inner Berries Beneath Wing
    V-4, LM-4, Sharp and Original

    1794 H10C XF45 PCGS. V-4, LM-4, R.4. The most common variety for the first-year Flowing Hair half dime design, it is nevertheless a very scarce and desirable example as are all 1794 survivors of this denomination. The variety is characterized by a low date on the obverse and three inner berries (with no outer berries) beneath the left (facing) wing. Apparently it is an early die state, with none of the obverse cracks described by Logan and McCloskey. The prominent reverse crack running from the rim through the D of UNITED to the eagle's breast is light and barely visible.

    There are no significant abrasions to mention on this golden-gray example -- the fields are remarkably clean and the devices undisturbed. Just light wear defines the grade, with strong detail remaining on Liberty's hair and the eagle's wings. A Choice example of the grade with some claims to AU. Population: 10 in 45, 87 finer (1/14).
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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