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    Bold 1795 Half Dime, V-5, LM-8

    1795 H10C PCGS Genuine. V-5, LM-8, R.3. The PCGS number ending in .94 suggests Altered Surfaces as the reason, or perhaps one of the reasons, that PCGS deemed this coin not gradable. In our opinion, this coin has the details of an AU specimen with altered surfaces. Examination under a strong lens reveals a faintly granular surface, more noticeable as such on the reverse. Cream-gray centers are encompassed by deeper peripheral russet-brown. A sharply defined and unabraded example of this scarce 18th century type.(Registry values: P4, N4)

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    January, 2010
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