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    1795 V-4, LM-10 Half Dime, MS63
    Early Die State

    1795 H10C MS63 PCGS. V-4, LM-10, R.3. The obverse shows delicate clash marks and minor die cracks, but this piece was struck before later states that show a full obverse rim break. Both sides of this Select Mint State piece exhibit subtle olive and reddish patina. The strike is irregular, with the lowest curl and eagle's breast bluntly defined, but with bold details elsewhere. The reverse is rotated 280 degrees. Population: 41 in 63, 40 finer (7/11).
    Note: the front of the slab has a heavy vertical scratch that appears in the photo of this piece as a wide vertical line from the E in LIBERTY down to the 5 in the date. This is strictly on the physical plastic holder and has no effect on the coin.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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