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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, AU55
    V-4, LM-10, Middle Die State

    1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.3, AU55 NGC. This is an available variety, famous for its late die state wherein a heavy rim cud appears along the tops of the TY in LIBERTY and star 9. This coin is cracked in that location, but the cud has not yet fully broken away. It is a middle die state coin, already lapped on the obverse to removed clash marks, weakened many of the peripheral stars. The sharpness of Liberty's portrait, the eagle, and the wreath leaves is impressive, and neither side has significant signs of wear. The steel-gray surfaces are satiny and minimally marked. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38594, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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