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    1796 JR-1 Dime, Pleasing XF45
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    1796 10C JR-1, R.3, XF45 NGC. The first year of regular issue dimes is represented by six die pairs used to strike just 22,135 pieces. Obviously, the new Mint struggled with die damage. The JR-1 variety is seen on about half of the surviving examples. Struck from a middle state of the dies, this Choice XF example shows the 96 of the date recut southeast and, not unexpectedly, die clashing on both sides. Reddish-gold highlights visit the sharply defined bluish-gray surfaces. An excellent example of the first-year type, seldom seen in Choice collector grade and free of problems other than the normal Mint anomalies. (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38742, Base PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    June, 2016
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