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    Scarce 1796 JR-3 Draped Bust Dime AU58

    1796 10C AU58 PCGS. JR-3, R.5. A leaf touches the base of the U in UNITED, which is diagnostic. This sharply struck example is surely within Condition Census range for the die marriage. Medium aqua, lavender, and gold toning is wonderfully original and most attractive. Liberty's shoulder and the eagle's breast have only light rub, and the surfaces are unabraded. A thin planchet flaw is found below the left ribbon end of the wreath. A majority of 1796 Dimes are either JR-1 or the comparatively abundant JR-2, and it is a rare opportunity to obtain a Borderline Uncirculated example of a much tougher variety.(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, 2006
    4th-7th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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