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    Extremely Fine 1795 LM-8 Half Dime

    1795 H10C XF45 NGC. V-5, LM-8, R.3. This is one of the "common" 1795 varieties and it is always in demand by type, date, and variety collectors. The obverse, which was shared with two different reverse dies, has a prominent crack from the rim through Y to the nose, face, neck, and the top of the 7 in the date. There is no evidence of reverse die defects. Deep gunmetal blue throughout, with an average strike for this variety. There are some light adjustment marks near the date, as well as trivial hairlines on both sides, and some stray scratches on the reverse.
    Ex: 1994 Long Beach Sale (Heritage 10/94), lot 5152.
    From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.(#4251) (Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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