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    Eliasberg's V-5, LM-8 1795 Half Dime, MS63
    Green Label Holder

    1795 H10C MS63 PCGS. V-5, LM-8, R.3. Eliasberg owned six 1795 half dimes, all from different die pairs. The obverse of this Valentine-5 piece has the crack through the Y in LIBERTY but not the branch off to the right. The above-average outer detail, slightly soft centers, and dot of reddish-brown toning near the truncation of the bust are clear plate-matches for the Eliasberg catalog, while several larger spots of similar color near the eagle's neck and in the reverse wreath are not pictured. As a Mint State 1795 half dime, it likely was part of the Woodward Hoard, distributed around 1880, a conjecture repeated in the Eliasberg catalog. Housed in a green label holder.
    Ex: Eliasberg (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 891.
    From The Grand Canyon Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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