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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, MS64
    Beautifully Toned V-4, LM-10 Example

    1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.4, MS64 PCGS. A late die state example with a rim cud over the tops of the TY in LIBERTY and star 9. The 1795 is by far the more plentiful of the two Flowing Hair half dime issues, ideal for type representation. This date is thought to have comprised 78,660 of 86,416 half dimes coined in 1795, with the remaining 7,756 pieces, delivered in March likely dated 1794 and accounting for the greater scarcity of that date. V-4 is one of the more frequently seen varieties of this issue, and is often the one represented when a Mint State 1795 half dime is located. This Choice example is immensely appealing, with strong, satiny luster underlying sun-gold and amber toning that yields to deep aquamarine around the peripheries. The strike is even and well-centered, with just a touch of weakness observed in the extreme center of the obverse portrait and on the eagle's breast. Population, all varieties included: 24 in 64, 22 finer (11/14). (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38594, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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