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    Rare Variety 1795 Half Dime
    V-1, LM-1, AU55

    1795 H10C AU55 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.6. The year 1795 was the second year of production for the Flowing Hair half dime. Ten different die marriages exist for the year, seven of them being scarce to rare. The present coin is a representative of the rare LM-1 variety, characterized by the position of star 1 between curls 2 and 3, and the three inner berries under the eagle's wing on the reverse. Specimens of this variety are elusive in all grades, and very rare above the AU level.
    The present coin is an impressive Choice AU example with light, obviously original toning across each side. The solidly struck design elements are well centered on the planchet. Only a small degree of wear seems evident, and there are only a few trivial marks on each side. Mild clash marks are evident just above Liberty's head.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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