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    Appealing 1795 Half Dime
    MS64, V-5, LM-8

    1795 H10C MS64 PCGS. V-5, LM-8, R.3. A mintage of 78,660 half dimes was achieved in 1795. This mintage was divided into 10 different die marriages, most of them quite scarce. The coin offered here is a representative of the LM-8 variety, characterized by the position of star 1 between curls 1 and 2 on the obverse and the wreath with no berries under the left wing of the eagle on the reverse. The LM-8 variety is one of the more available marriages, and is a popular choice with early type collectors. The coin's availability is explained by its presence in a hoard of more than 100 Mint State Flowing Hair half dimes discovered in the 1870s.
    The present coin is a tiny masterpiece, with an intricately detailed design and well preserved surfaces. Much original color remains on the centers, yielding to lilac and gold at the periphery. This example is a most appealing choice for the discriminating collector. Population: 20 in 64, 17 finer (11/08).
    From The Findley Collection.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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