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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, MS63
    V-5, LM-8 Variety

    1795 H10C V-5, LM-8, R.3, MS63 PCGS. According to Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837, a fairly substantial mintage of 78,660 Flowing Hair half dimes was accomplished in 1795, with 10 die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the LM-8 variety, with the prominent die crack from Liberty's nose to the Y in LIBERTY and no berries under the wings on the reverse. The obverse die was used again to strike the LM-9 variety of this date, while the reverse was used previously to produce the LM-6 and LM-7 varieties.

    This impressive Select specimen offers well-preserved lustrous surfaces, with highlights of magenta and sea-green toning. Some parallel striation are evident on both sides, possibly from adjustment marks that were not completely struck out. The strike is uneven, with some softness on Liberty's hair and the eagle, but sharp detail in other areas. Eye appeal is outstanding. Housed in a green label holder. Population: 42 in 63 (1 in 63+), 55 finer (3/21).
    From The Gibney Family Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38592, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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