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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, V-4, LM-10
    An Originally Toned Near-Gem Type Coin

    1795 H10C MS64 PCGS. V-4, LM-10, R.3. The LM-10 die variety is an excellent choice for type purposes, since it is "common in all grades through Mint State," according to the Logan McCloskey reference. The digit 1 in the date touches a curl and is centered over two dentils. On the reverse the berries are five left, five right, and there are no inner berries and one outer berry under the left (facing) wing. Both of these dies are unique to this die marriage, although due to the commonness of the variety and late die states known, it likely saw extensive use. The present near-Gem boasts an extremely sharp strike around the margins while slightly soft in the centers. Heavy die clashing appears in the left obverse field, behind the head. Both sides are relatively unmarked and show original silver, gray, and blue patina in concentric circles. Population: 22 in 64, 18 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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