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    1796 JR-6 Draped Bust Dime, MS63
    High-Quality Early Type Coin

    1796 10C JR-6, R.3, MS63 NGC. LIBERTY is widely spaced, with no letters touching the next -- diagnostic of the JR-6 variety and the only 1796 dime with that characteristic. A memorable display of die cracks visits both sides of the coin, most impressively on the obverse, where a bold crack through the date earned the variety the "hyphenated date" misnomer.

    Despite the tenuous state of the dies, this coin is remarkably well-struck. Liberty's hair strands flow in delineated lines and the bust drapery is sharp. The eagle's head shows slight weakness, but the feathering on the breast is strong for the Select Uncirculated grade. Coppery-gold luster shines through rose and forest-green toning that bespeaks originality and high quality. Marks are limited to a few stray ticks on the surfaces that retain a good deal of reflectivity. The rims and dentils are bold and unmarked. Census: 34 in 63 (1 in 63+), 38 finer (2/15). (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38747, 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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