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    Impressive 1795 V-1, LM-1 Flowing Hair Half Dime

    1795 H10C MS61 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.6. One of the scarcer die pairings from this popular year, and a very attractive coin for the grade. The strike is rather sharp for this variety, with minimal weakness on the high points of the design--Liberty's hair curls and the eagle's breast. Lustrous in the fields and very clean for the grade, with no distracting nicks or adjustment marks. Light silver-gray over most of the obverse, with a touch of blue and gold on the top of Liberty's head. The reverse is an even silver-gray color throughout. An early die state without the bisecting obverse die crack, but strong clash marks reside above and left of Liberty's head. This particular coin is identifiable by a tiny struck through mark on the base of Liberty's neck where it joins her chest, and a similar tiny indentation is found below the 1. On the reverse the die was apparently obstructed on and below the right side of the first A in AMERICA, making that portion of the letter and berry below weak, and this is very similar to the Logan-McCloskey plate coin for the variety. Likely well within the Condition Census for the variety of the top six known, and a delightful for the specialist.
    Ex: Heritage's CSNS Sale (May, 2004), lot 6453.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
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