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    Prooflike, Near-Gem 1796 Dime, JR-4

    1796 MS 64 NGC. 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 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, except on the highest portions of the design, i.e., the hair curls over the ear and in the center of the eagle's breast. The fields are bright and prooflike, as is sometimes seen on examples struck from the JR-4 dies. Generally brilliant with just a bit of golden-rose toning around the peripheries on each side. An absolutely stunning early dime. (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 1997
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
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