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    Magnificent MS64 JR-1 1796 Dime

    1796 10C MS64 NGC. JR-1, R.3. Identified by the cud near star 1 and the trio of fine die cracks that reach the eagle's right (facing) wing. According to the authors of Early United States Dimes, "about 40% to 45% of all 1796 dimes" are represented by JR-1. This is undoubtedly one of the finest examples known. It is difficult to imagine a coin with more flash and eye appeal than this stunning piece. The devices are generally very well brought up, with only a hint of incompleteness at the center of the eagle's breast. The fields are bright and prooflike, as is sometimes seen on examples struck from the JR-1 dies. Brilliant aside from a slender diagonal gray streak across Liberty's neck. An absolutely stunning early dime. Census: 20 in 64, 19 finer (5/08).
    Ex: Superior (8/02), lot 1577; Richard J. Chouinard Collection of United States Coins, Part One (Heritage, 1/2005), lot 30156.
    From The Aspen Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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