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    1796 Draped Bust Dime, AU55
    JR-2, Sharp and Attractive

    1796 10C JR-2, R.4, AU55 PCGS. A scarcer variety from the initial small eagle issue -- a sharp, attractive example of the two-year type. Just 22,135 pieces were struck, with an estimated 1,750 pieces of the Mint's output from the JR-2 die pair. The entire mintage was remarkably well-struck considering the rudimentary conditions of the Mint in 1796, and this Choice example displays strong details despite minimal circulation. Rich, rose-gold and blue-gray patina covers both sides of the coin, where hints of mint luster remain among the devices. There are no notable abrasions or marks, although the coin displays the usual evidence of die clash on both the obverse and the reverse. An outline Liberty's chin, mouth, and nose can be seen with clarity beneath the eagle's right (facing) wing from die clashing. Population: 19 in 55, 78 finer (7/14). (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38743, Base PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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