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    1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime, XF45
    V-5, LM-8; No Berries Beneath Left Wing

    1795 H10C V-5, LM-8, R.3, XF45 NGC. Crisply struck and minimally abraded, this early half dime is both attractive and technically sharp. A distinctive die crack travels from the rim through the Y of LIBERTY to the bridge of Liberty's nose. The reverse shows no berries beneath the eagle's left (facing) wing. Seven main curls make up the flowing hair of Liberty, with star 1 almost touching curl 2. The L of LIBERTY sits lower than the letters I and B, which are spaced widely apart and distant from the L. Lilac-gray toning shows glimpses of rose-gold highlights, and the motifs are nicely detailed on this Choice XF coin. (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38592, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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