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    Extremely Fine 1796 Dime

    1796 10C XF 40 ANACS. JR-6, R.3. Everything points to this coin being a JR-6 except for one diagnostic that is repeated three times in the JR dime reference: it is stated that there is no outer berry between D and S1. However, not only does this coin have a small berry on the outside of the wreath between D and S1, but when one looks closely at the photo in the JR reference, the same tiny berry is evident there. All the die cracks match up and the other diagnostics are present, so we have no reservations about calling this a JR-3 (but we have written in our JR book that the lack of an outside berry is not a reliable diagnostic).
    Bright rose and aquamarine toning is scattered over both sides of this important, first-year type coin. A few field marks are present, and we are not quite certain just what is going on around stars 9-12; is this light corrosion or just deep toning?
    From the E.O. Smith Collection. (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2001
    4th-6th Thursday-Saturday
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