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    1795 Half Dime, V-5, LM-8, MS64+
    Well-Preserved Flowing Hair Type Coin

    1795 H10C V-5, LM-8, R.3, MS64+ NGC. An intermediate die state, cracked from the Y in LIBERTY, through Liberty's face, to the 7 in the date. LM-8 is a plentiful die pairing among 1795 half dimes, but high-end Mint State examples are nonetheless rare. This Plus-designated Choice example displays satiny luster with a hint of warm champagne toning. There are no mentionable abrasions. Strike weakness is seen on the lower hair curls, cheek, and portions of the eagle's wings, with the result that some adjustment marks on the obverse portrait were not fully struck out of the planchet. Eye appeal is nonetheless pleasing. Census (all varieties included): 39 in 64 (2 in 64+), 19 finer (3/16). (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38592, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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