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    Conditionally Elusive Near-Gem 1795 Half Dime

    1795 H10C MS64 NGC. V-5, LM-8, R.3. A die crack through the Y in LIBERTY to Liberty's nose is paired with a reverse that has a pair of berries below the first T in STATES. This example is silver-gray and lustrous in the fields as expected for the grade, while darker antique-gold and tan shades accent the outer border areas. The strike is above average for the issue, with slight weakness on the upper curls of Liberty, the eagle's breast and right (facing) wing. There are none of the normally seen adjustment marks on either side. Several thin diagonal grease stains (as struck) are seen on the obverse, and the reverse die is rotated about 45 degrees clockwise. A conditionally elusive and lovely near-Gem example of this second-year issue. Population: 20 in 64, 17 finer (4/06).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    June, 2006
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