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    Lofty Gem 1795 Half Dime, V-5, LM-8

    1795 H10C MS65 NGC. V-5, LM-8, R.3. The familiar variety with a lengthy die crack that traverses the obverse between the Y in LIBERTY and the 7 in the date, causing a "Scarface" appearance (as made) on Liberty. Both sides are attractively toned yellow-gold, cherry-red, and lime-green. Sharply struck throughout aside from minor blending on the eagle's wings and breast. The fields are magnificently smooth, luster shimmers across the fields and devices, and the eye appeal is blatant. The Flowing Hair type was only coined in 1794 and 1795. Census: 6 in 65, 13 finer (2/09).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    March, 2009
    28th-31st Saturday-Tuesday
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