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    1795 Half Dime, V-4, LM-10, AU53
    Lovely Type Coin

    1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.3, AU53 NGC. The final die marriage for the year, the LM-10 variety is preferred by type collectors, especially in its later die state with a bold cud above star 9 and TY of LIBERTY. Rose-gold and blue accents accompany slate-gray toning on this example, with silver luster shining through on both sides. Abrasions are limited to several delicate lines near stars 14 and 15 and across the portrait -- evident when viewed with a lens -- plus a few other light lines below the eagle's beak. Sharp definition remains on the central elements and elsewhere except at the left-hand stars, which are characteristically weaker than those on the right. An attractive AU coin with generous eye appeal. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38594, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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