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    Pleasing 1795 Half Dime, MS62, V-5, LM-8

    1795 H10C MS62 NGC. V-5, LM-8, R.3. Attributed by a die crack from 1 o'clock on the obverse rim to the bridge of the nose, the L of LIBERTY low and the IB distant, 3 berries on the left wreath and 4 on the right, and a die line that extends from the upper left branch to the left edge of the A in STATES.
    This pleasing MS62 example displays bright silver centers that yield, on the obverse, to splashes of medium intensity cobalt-blue, lavender, and golden-tan patination at the margins, and on the reverse, to a light coat of gold-tan at the borders. The design elements are well centered on the planchet, and the dentilation is quite strong on both sides. The peripheral elements are sharp, as are most of Liberty's hair strands. Minor softness is seen in the hair left of the ear, and on the eagle's right (left facing) wing. A few minor handling marks are noted on the obverse. Overall, a very nice Flowing Hair half dime.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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