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    1796 JR-5 Dime, XF40
    Introductory Dime Date

    1796 10C XF40 NGC. CAC. JR-5, R.5. The first date of the dime denomination, unless the very rare 1792 disme pattern counts. Among the scarcest 1796 die marriages, though hardly comparable with the unique JR-7. Probably, the obverse die shattered prematurely, given the lengthy rim-to-rim cracks. This is a sharp example that exhibits only unimportant marks. The obverse has a navy-blue and violet center with cream-gray high points. The periphery is olive-gold and rose-red. The reverse appearance differs, since it displays lime-green and stone-gray with hints of almond-gold near the rims. Housed in a former generation holder.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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