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    1796 Draped Bust Dime, AU50
    First Year of Denomination, JR-2

    1796 10C AU50 NGC. JR-2, R.4. Business-strike dimes were struck for the first time in 1796 (the 1792 dismes were patterns), with a reported mintage of 22,135 pieces. Six different die varieties are known for the date. This coin represents the scarce JR-2 variety, with the numerals 7 and 9 in the date spaced close together, and a berry under the first S in STATES. The surviving population probably numbers between 76-200 examples in all grades.
    The present coin is a lightly circulated AU specimen that retains much original detail and mint luster. The surfaces are toned in attractive shades of champagne-gold and blue-steel. The overall appearance is quite pleasing, and the issue's historic importance makes this lot an opportunity that should not be missed.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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