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    1796 JR-2 Dime, AU55
    Distinctive Italic Date

    1796 10C AU55 PCGS. CAC. JR-2, R.4. Star 15 lightly joins the drapery, and that is a diagnostic characteristic of JR-2. Each digit leans sharply to the right, creating an "italic" date. A berry inside the wreath just left of the ribbon bow is diagnostic for the reverse die among 1796 dimes.
    The obverse shows light clash marks, minor die cracks, and a narrow rim break over stars 7 and 8. The reverse has bold clash marks on this late die state piece. An impressive Choice AU, this example has bright ivory luster with splashes of deep gold and iridescent toning. Population: 18 in 55, 72 finer (11/11), for all 1796 varieties.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2012
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