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    1795 Half Dime, V-5, LM-8, MS62
    Uncirculated Type Coin

    1795 H10C V-5, LM-8, R.3, MS62 PCGS. LM-8 is a fairly plentiful variety overall, but as with all 1795 Flowing Hair half dime die pairings, Mint State pieces are scarce and highly sought-after for type purposes. The present coin displays bright centers surrounded by sea-green, russet, and olive toning in the margins and fields. Light abrasions account for the grade, as does considerable strike weakness on the devices -- Liberty's central and lower hair curls are ill-defined, and the eagle's breast and left (facing) wing are similarly deficient. Some degree of this weakness is seen on nearly all examples of LM-8. Overall, this Mint State Flowing Hair half dime will appeal to type collectors on several levels. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38592, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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