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    Rare and Desirable 1795 V-7, LM-6 Flowing Hair Half Dime

    1795 H10C V-7, LM-6, R.6.--Bent--NCS. AU Details. Reiver state b. The bend in the coin is fairly minor and appears to be on the left side of the obverse and reverse, as there is some uneven wear on the letters TE of UNITED on the reverse. All other devices are rather sharp, and the coin is toned an attractive gunmetal blue and gray. A few trivial surface marks are found on the left side of the obverse, and these were the likely culprit for the bend in the planchet. The obverse die crack extends through the 95 of the date to the fifteenth star, where a branch exits to the rim, the primary crack continues up through the inside of the last three stars and turns out to the rim through the upper point of the thirteenth star. One of the finer examples known of this die pairing, with most seen in VF or lower grades. Most show the obverse die crack to some degree, and apparently not many were struck as so few survive today. An impressive coin for the specialist to obtain.
    Ex: Stack's Sale (March, 1984), lot 1049. Envelope Included.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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