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    1796 Draped Bust Dime, JR-2, VF25
    Highly Sought First-Year Issue

    1796 10C VF25 NGC. JR-2, R.4. Seven die marriages are known for the 1796 dime, the last one discovered after the JR book was published. The varieties range from scarce to rare, with the JR-2 variety among the most often-seen.

    The present example exhibits a high degree of detail for the grade, with notable definition among Liberty's hair locks and the reverse borders. The obverse displays pale pinkish-gray patina overall, while the reverse offers a steel-gray center with darker gray margins. Close inspection reveals some faint, old pinscratches on the obverse, primarily hidden in Liberty's hair locks, and some mint-made adjustment marks on the reverse above the eagle's head, but these are hardly noticeable to the unaided eye. A pleasing representative of this first type.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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