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    Collectible and Attractive 1795 V-8, LM-7 Flowing Hair Half Dime

    1795 H10C V-8, LM-7, R.6. AU50 NGC. Reiver die state b. A very attractive coin for the grade, with sharply impressed devices and major surface problems or adjustment marks. For identification purposes a minor field tick, one close to the star off from Liberty's nose, another near her mouth and a couple of faint scratches on her neck. On the reverse there is a trivial scratch up from the nostril of the eagle through the right leaf above. Excellent silver-gray color, with deeper patina through the periphery.
    This variety is quite scarce although can be obtained with patience. The obverse die was only used to strike this variety as a bisecting die crack formed rather early from the left side of the T in LIBERTY down through Liberty's hair and out the rim through her lowest curl. Most, if not all specimens show this obverse crack, and if an early unbroken die state exists, it is quite elusive. Some examples of this variety are known with adjustment marks, hence the silver for the planchets was probably a bit too thick, and many of the coins had to be adjusted, an excellent example is the plate coin in the Logan-McCloskey reference which shows heavy obverse adjustment marks. The reverse die remains unbroken through its first two marriages to create the V-7, LM-6 and V-8, LM-7 varieties, and then went on to strike the very common V-5, LM-8 where this reverse finally cracked and was replaced. Remarkably, every single 1795 half dime obverse die is known with severe die cracks, and most of the reverses too, as the dies were literally worked until they fell apart with die cracks or cuds.
    Ex: Stack's July, 1984). 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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