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    1795 V-4a, LM-10 Half Dime
    MS64, Late Obverse Die State
    Prominent Rim Cud Above TY-Star 9

    1795 H10C V-4a, LM-10, R.3, MS64 PCGS. CAC. Glowing mint luster on both sides with rose-gold centers blends into a subtle interplay of delicate blue and violet shades at the rims of this stunning near-Gem 1795 half dime. Both the obverse hair and eye and the eagle on the reverse show a razor-sharp wealth of sculptural detail. Another coin in the Gardner Collection that has been out of the numismatic marketplace for nearly 20 years now.

    Variety: V-4a, LM-10, R.3. Star 1, the 1 in the date, the flag of the 5, and star 15 join curl 2, the underside of curl 1, the forward bust truncation, and the bust tip, respectively; Liberty is quite "well-connected" on this obverse. The reverse shows one outer berry between UN(ITED). Die State: Late (and desirable), referred to as V-4a in the Daniel Valentine reference, showing a prominent rim cud connecting TY and star 9.

    Population Data (8/15): For the year 1795, PCGS data show 23 in MS64 with 26 finer. NGC reports 34 in MS66 (one MS64+) and 19 finer. CAC assigns its green approval sticker to nine in this grade with 13 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The year 1795 was the second and final for the Flowing Hair motif. The eight 1795 15 Star obverse dies, used in 10 die pairings, were made before Tennessee joined the Union as its 16th state on June 1, 1796. The reported mintage for the 1795 half dimes is 10 times that of the 1794, making it the preferred choice for type collectors.

    Provenance: Walling Collection Sale (Stack's, 3/1996), lot 239. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38594, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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