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    1801 Draped Bust Dime, AU50
    JR-1 Variety, Rare in High Grade

    1801 10C AU50 PCGS. JR-1, R.4. The 1801 Draped Bust dime enjoyed a large mintage of 34,640 pieces, with only two varieties known for the date. Both die marriages share the same obverse, which has a repunched R in LIBERTY. JR-1 is distinguished by the arrowhead beneath the U in UNITED, which extends past the U for the rare JR-2. JR-1 is almost always seen in lower circulated grades, and examples in AU grades are rare.
    Mottled orange-red, apple-green, and pearl-gray embrace this attractive representative. The eagle's breast feathers and the right shield border are incomplete, but the strike is generally crisp. Marks are nonexistent, and the eye appeal is undeniable. Struck from a rusted reverse die. Population: 3 in 50, 6 finer (6/10).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236J, PCGS# 4471)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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