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    Lustrous AU53 1795 Half Dime, V-4, LM-10

    1795 H10C AU53 NGC. V-4, LM-10, R.3. The 1 in the date touches the lowest hair curl, and the 5 touches the bust. This is one of the more available die pairings for the year. The present example offers silver, lustrous surfaces with a ring of gold around each side. The peripheral details from 6 to 10 o'clock on each side are weak because of die misalignment (on this example, as well as die lapping on all examples), with the opposing details correspondingly bolder. A rim cud appears above TY and star 9 to the rim, as often seen, with a light die crack also from that star to the rim. Another die crack shows from the T in LIBERTY down to the eye. A few thin pinscrapes are seen over Liberty's profile. Otherwise, the coin shows few mentionable distractions and offers good eye appeal.
    From The John Stimson, Sr. Collection, Part One.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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