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    1796 Dime, AU50
    Rare JR-3 Die Marriage
    Excellent Color and Detail

    1796 10C JR-3, R.5, AU50 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. JR-3 is one of the rarest 1796 dime varieties, and is especially challenging in high grades; a few Mint State pieces are known, but are prohibitively rare. This AU representative is in an intermediate die state, heavily cracked on the reverse near the first T in STATES, but not to the extent seen on later stages of this marriage. The strike is boldly executed, with remarkably strong definition along the upper obverse and lower reverse periphery, which is often weak on this issue. The central elements retain sharp details, with areas of gold and olive highlighting iridescent lavender-gray patina overall. A small planchet cut at 7 o'clock on the reverse is characteristic of many examples of this issue, caused by a piece of metal adhering to the die face; this mint-made striking anomaly should not be mistaken for post-mint damage. (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38744, 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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    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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