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    Lustrous Mint State Details 1796 Dime, JR-4

    1796 10C --Improperly Cleaned--NCS. Unc. Details. JR-4, R.4. Attractive peach, ice-blue, and plum-mauve enrich this boldly struck and gently shimmering first year dime. The 96 in the date is lightly recut, and a die crack extends from the upper right leaf tip. A second die crack is noted to the left of the first S in STATES. A bit bright from a mild cleaning, but there are no visible marks except for a brief vertical line beneath the Y in LIBERTY. The strike is sharp aside from minor merging of detail on the eagle's breast and front leg. The Small Eagle type was only struck in 1796 and 1797, similar to its half dollar counterpart.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2008
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