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    1795 V-6, LM-9 Half Dime, MS67
    Outstanding Knoxville Collection Coin

    1795 H10C V-6, LM-9, R.4, MS67 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. An obverse die crack extends from the border through the Y of LIBERTY to Liberty's nose and cheek. That die crack developed during the previous marriage with LM-8, and is always present on the LM-9 die marriage offered here.

    An outstanding example of the V-6, LM-9 half dime that represents the two-year Flowing Hair design dated 1794 and 1795, but all struck in the latter year from March to November. Walter Breen suggested that the first half dime delivery dated March 30, 1795, consisting of 7,756 coins, were those dated 1794. However, a study of the emission sequence shows that 1794 LM-4 half dimes used a reverse die that was reused in 1795, with those dated 1794 in later die states, conclusively showing that Breen's analysis was incorrect. PCGS and NGC have certified 370 pieces dated 1794 and 1,086 pieces dated 1795. With 25% of submissions dated 1794, the "mintage" of 1794 was probably in the vicinity of 20,000 coins, leaving just 66,356 pieces dated 1795.

    This Superb Gem has highly lustrous surfaces with splendid sky-blue, gold, and crimson toning. Those surfaces are essentially flawless, aside from a few mint-caused adjustment marks on the obverse. Slight evidence of strike weakness is noted at the centers, typical of the variety and of the type. The impression is nicely centered on the planchet with slight border weakness at the lower right obverse, the result of the aforementioned adjustment marks. PCGS has certified three Flowing Hair half dimes at the MS67 level, and all three are dated 1795, with none in finer grades (4/20). The other two MS67 coins are both from the LM-10 die pair, suggesting that the present piece is the finest known 1795 LM-9 half dime.
    Ex: Knoxville Collection; Jay Parrino (The Mint); Stack's (1/2007), lot 352.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22ZV, Variety PCGS# 38593, Base PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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