Description

    Bold 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime
    V-4, LM-10, MS64

    1795 H10C MS64 PCGS. V-4, LM-10, R.3. The cud affecting TY of LIBERTY through star 9 confirms this piece as a late die state example of LM-10. Heavy clash marks were removed by lapping, which also reduced the depth of some design features, such as the obverse stars. A peculiar planchet defect--technically a minor lamination--extends from the rim, through star 1, and terminates at the lower hair. The flaw is inoffensive and, at first, resembles a more familiar die break. As a result of the reduced metal in the aforementioned area, a minor depression is observed from between the 7 and 9 in the date to star 1.
    This piece is well struck for the variety and refreshingly original. Soft, satiny luster reveals traces of semiprooflikeness in the fields of this beautifully preserved relic from the early days of our first Mint. Population: 20 in 64, 17 finer (11/08).
    From The James Mossman Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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