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    Select 1796 Dime, Difficult JR-2 Variety

    1796 10C MS63 PCGS. JR-2, R-4. Rich golden-brown and gunmetal-blue patina embraces this well preserved and imposing example. A scarce variety, JR-2 is identified by a berry below the left edge of the first S in STATES. On this marriage, the borders are well struck, while the centers and the eagle's head are typically defined. Clash marks (as made) are prominent on each side, although the dies are otherwise perfect. A minor handling mark in the field below the eagle's beak will identify this piece to future collectors. Surely within the Condition Census for JR-2; the John Reich Collectors Society standard reference states "Finest seen is MS-63 in dealer's stock."(#4461) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    November, 2004
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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