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    Borderline Uncirculated 1796 Dime, Rare JR-3 Variety

    1796 10C AU58 PCGS. JR-3, R.5. A leaf touches the base of the U in UNITED, which is diagnostic. A rare variety that has not appeared in a Heritage Signature Sale since the 1998 F.U.N. auction six years ago. This sharply struck example is surely within the condition census for the die marriage. Medium aqua, lavender, and gold patina. Liberty's shoulder and the eagle's breast have only light rub, and the surfaces are unabraded. A thin planchet flaw (as made) is found below the left ribbon end of the wreath. A majority of 1796 Dimes are either JR-1 or the overrated JR-2, and it is a rare opportunity to obtain a Borderline Uncirculated example of a much tougher variety.(#4461) (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, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
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