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    Choice AU 1796 Dime

    1796 AU 55 PCGS. JR-4, R.4. A scarce variety, especially so in high grades. According to the authors of EUSD, "about 10% of all 1796 dimes" are represented by this variety. This piece is sharply struck and the fields have an unusually clean appearance that adds considerable visual interest. The surfaces exhibit a light layer of smoky-gray toning on each side. Just a bit of light friction on the highpoints keeps this coin from mint state. (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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