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    1795 Half Dime, Choice AU
    V-4, LM-10, Attractively Toned

    1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.3, AU55 NGC. Ten die marriages are known for the 1795 half dime, which has a reported mintage of 78,660 coins. LM-10 combines Obverse 8, featuring star 1 joined to the tip of the curl, and Reverse G, with the outer berry positioned directly between UN. Strike detail is pinpoint-sharp on the heavily clashed obverse and a touch soft on the eagle's breast. The denticles are fully defined all the way around. Blended ice-blue and olive-russet patina covers each side. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38594, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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