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1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.3, MS66+ PCGS.

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Grade: MS66+
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: (not specified)
Last Update: 8/10/2022
Dealer:  (Terms) Heritage Auctions (HA.com)

Auction: 2022 August 22-28 - U.S. Coins Signature - Auction #1348 - Session 5 View this auction on the auction site
Auction Date: 8/24/2022 - 8/24/2022
Lot Number: 3719 View this lot on the auction site

Show/Booth: ANA World Fair / Loews Louvre 2
 
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1795 H10C V-4, LM-10, R.3, MS66+ PCGS. CAC. Ex: Bender Collection. The Flowing Hair half dime was one of the first silver denominations introduced by the United States Mint. Although the inaugural coins were dated 1794, production actually began in 1795 with the first delivery (7,756 coins) occurring on March 30. It is believed that most of those were dated 1794. Some, however, were dated 1795. An additional 78,660 half dimes were struck through the end of the year. Writing in his Complete Encyclopedia, Walter Breen estimates that 1795-dated half dime production outpaced 1794 coins by a margin of 10 to one. Ten die varieties have been identified for the 1795 half dime. The V-4, LM-10 marriage features a berry centered under the space between U and N in UNITED. This particular example is in a late die state with a rim cud over (LIBER)TY and star 9. Lapping to remove clash marks have thinned out the stars somewhat, and spindly die cracks appear on each side. This is one of the more accessible die combinations for the year. The certified population data at PCGS suggests the 1795 half dime is most often seen in heavily circulated condition, generally ranging from VG to VF, although example remain available in XF and AU grades. In fact, a fair number of 1795 half dimes appear to have been saved in Uncirculated condition, whether intentionally or by happenstance. For advanced specialists, an MS63, MS64, or even Gem example is not out of the question. A small number of exceptionally high-grade coins in MS66 and MS67 have somehow managed to survive, rounding out the Condition Census. We are pleased to be able to offer one here. The hallmark of this Premium Gem is its original multicolor toning. An array of rainbow hues cover each side without diminishing the vibrant underlying luster. Liberty's portrait shows strong detail, and marks are essentially unseen without a loupe. Exceptional quality for the grade has been recognized by both PCGS and CAC. Population ...

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