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    1796 JR-1 Dime, MS62
    Medium Obverse Die State

    1796 10C MS62 NGC. JR-1, R.3. The severe die cud break at star 1 makes the easy attribution of this, the most available of the six known 1796 dime die pairings. The numerous die cracks that appear on both sides at various stages likely explain why this is the sole marriage that uses the dies. The present coin also shows the "arc-like die crack in field before face and across throat to shoulder," in the words of the dime book authors, but the cud at star 1 is not yet so far advanced that the star is obliterated. The obverse is bright in the center, with deeper reddish and sea-green peripheral colors. The reverse shows deeper hues of pinkish-gray, and numerous parallel planchet adjustment marks appear in the center, contributing to the somewhat soft strike in the centers of each side.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2012
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