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    Semireflective 1798 Large 8 Dime, JR-4
    Richly Toned MS62

    1798 10C Large 8 MS62 NGC. JR-4, R.3. Housed in a prior-generation holder that does not give a specific attribution, but the sizable, non-overdated final digit on the obverse is diagnostic for the die pair. This is an earlier die state, not cracked in the right obverse field nor broken at the eagle's left wing, and the semireflective luster under gold, pink, violet, and blue patina is easy to appreciate. The reverse has bolder colors, including a long near-circle of cerulean. The strike is uneven, soft on the stars but better on the central devices, and despite an accumulation of minor faults, the eye appeal is excellent.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236E, PCGS# 4466)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    March, 2012
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