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    Colorful Near-Gem 1795 Half Dime, V-4, LM-10

    1795 H10C MS64 NGC. V-4, LM-10, R.3. This pleasing Choice Flowing Hair half dime is attractively toned in ocean-blue and caramel-gold. No abrasions are visible, although marks on the planchet prior to the strike remain visible in two places, the peak of the left (facing) wing and on the lower hair tresses. These have no impact on the technical grade, as they occurred prior to coinage. Struck from clashed dies. Satin luster shimmers across the undisturbed fields and devices. This type was produced for only two years. The portrait of Liberty was influenced by the Liberty Cap bust on cents and half cents introduced in 1793. Census: 29 in 64, 19 finer (3/08).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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