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    Uncirculated 1795 Half Dime
    Difficult V-2, LM-3 Marriage

    1795 H10C MS61 NGC. V-2, LM-3, R.5. The last year of the Flowing Hair half dime, which would be superseded the following year by the Draped Bust type. The rare LM-3 variety is identified by the prominent die crack that travels from the rim above the R in LIBERTY through most of Liberty's hair. This example shows deep charcoal-gray toning on each side with silver centers. The strike is bold, but the planchet was struck was struck from slightly misaligned dies with the obverse a bit weak at 9 o'clock on each side. A good opportunity for the specialist.
    Ex: Central States Signature (Heritage, 5/2007), lot 2051.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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