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    Collectible 1796 Dime, JR-6, R.3

    1796 10C Fine 12 ANACS. JR-6, R.3. This is the so-called "hyphenated date" because of the die crack that runs through the date. Approximately 30 percent of extant 1796 dimes are believed to be from variety, with most coins clustered around the Fine to VF grade level. As we have said in the past, but it bears repeating again, the JR reference gives an unreliable diagnostic for attributing this variety: there actually is a very small outer berry between D and S1. This is an intermediate die state with about half of the die cracks listed in the JR reference seen on the reverse. Showing typical wear for the grade, the surfaces are originally toned in medium to darker gray shades. There are several marks visible on the obverse under the toning, but these hardly detract. (#4461) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 2004
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