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    1798 Large 8 Dime, JR-4, AU55
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    1798 10C Large 8, JR-4, R.3, AU55 NGC. Ex: Hilt Collection. JR-4 is the most available 1798 dime variety, and is also the only Large 8 die pairing of the issue. The reverse die was also used for the BD-2 quarter eagle variety of this same year, a common practice at the early Mint since the two denominations were virtually identical in diameter. This Choice AU JR-4 representative is in an intermediate die state, with the heavy obverse cracks in the right field just beginning. The strike is a a little uneven around the left obverse and reverse borders, as well as over the far right reverse stars, but the central devices are sharply impressed and the surfaces display uniform steel-gray color with faint hints of lavender throughout. The reverse is rotated approximately 45 degrees counter clockwise. Finer examples are seldom encountered.
    From The Liberty USA Collection, Part 2. (NGC ID# 236E, Variety PCGS# 38753, Base PCGS# 4466)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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