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    1796 JR-2 Dime, XF40
    Well-Detailed, Attractively Toned
    In-Demand First-Year Issue

    1796 10C JR-2, R.4, XF40 PCGS. CAC. The 1796 holds considerable clout as the first regular-issue federal dime and a single-year type with the beloved Small Eagle reverse. Six varieties are known. JR-2 has the 79 closely spaced, and 1 and 6 further from the adjacent digits. According to Early United States Dimes by Davis et al., 1,750 dimes were delivered on February 13, 1796, consisting entirely of JR-2 dimes. Today, survivors from that delivery make up about 10% of the population.

    This is a late die state example with a rim cud above stars 6 and 7. Both sides are clashed, with the reverse much more dramatically than the obverse. Violet-gray patina and iridescent gold and ice-blue tones cover each side. Exceptionally well-detailed and attractive despite blending over the most exposed areas. (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38743, Base PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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