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    Premier 1796 Draped Bust Dime, AU55 NGC

    1796 10C AU55 NGC. JR-2, R.4. Also known as the "6-Berry Reverse," the inside berry directly outside the eagle's left (facing) wing on the reverse is doubled. According to the John Reich's Society (1984), examples of this variety constitute approximately 5-10% of all extant 1796 Dimes. Unquestionably original, the surfaces are toned in variegated lilac and charcoal-gray colors with bright, electric-blue undertones. As befits the variety, both sides are well centered and sharply struck throughout. We note a pair of toning spots on the obverse, but the surfaces are otherwise distraction-free for the grade. A strong candidate for inclusion in a high grade circulated type set, especially one that focuses on first-year issues.
    From the Eric A. Kreuter Collection. (NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 2001
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
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