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    Mint State 1796 Draped Bust Dime

    1796 10C MS62 NGC. JR-2. R.4. This coin is totally white in color and lustrous. The strike is average for this variety, with minor weakness seen on the eagle's chest and on the uppermost curls of Liberty. An advanced die state, with minor rim crumbling found over star seven and eight in the dentils, and also between stars ten and eleven. Extensive die clashing is seen on the obverse and reverse, with multiple complex lines found in the fields from the dies coming together with no planchet between them. Someone wasn't paying attention when these dimes were struck, as these clashmarks are as heavy as any seen on early dimes. The surfaces are attractive for the grade, with no nicks or scratches readily apparent. First year of issue, and always in demand as such. A scarcer variety too, with perhaps 5 to 10 percent of dimes issued from 1796 from this die pairing.(#4461)(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    July, 2005
    27th-29th Wednesday-Friday
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