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    Moderately Circulated 1796 Draped Bust Dime

    1796 10C VF 30 PCGS. JR-4, R.4. About 10% of extant 1796 dimes are of the JR-4 die variety. This is an undeniably original example with lavender and olive patina over the obverse and slightly deeper color in the recessed areas of the reverse. Otherwise problem-free for the grade, a single distraction in the right obverse field is worthy of individual mention. An important coin, nonetheless, this specimen is one of the first 22,135 dimes produced by the United States. (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 2000
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