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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, XF45
    Scarce V-2, LM-3 Die Pair

    1795 H10C V-2, LM-3, R.5, XF45 PCGS Secure. The lengthy die crack from the edge through the upright of R in LIBERTY extends downward through the hair strands to about mid-neck level. On the reverse, a grouping of raised die lines runs from the rim between E and S of STATES to the leaves below. Other than these Mint-related anomalies, there are few interruptions to the smooth surfaces of this Choice XF coin. Traces of reddish-gold luster glow beneath rich slate-gray toning. Two or three minor marks are the only evidence of handling or transport, while the strike is sharp and actual wear is minimal. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38587, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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