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    1796 JR-4 Dime, AU50
    First Year of Denomination

    1796 10C JR-4, R.4, AU50 PCGS. 1796 was the first year for the dime denomination, if the extremely rare 1792 disme patterns are excluded. The introductory Small Eagle type would last only through 1797 before it was replaced by the Heraldic Eagle design. The 1796 reported mintage was only 22,135 pieces, distributed across eight die marriages. This better-grade example shows light wear on the eagle's breast, but the wings and wreath are lustrous, as are Liberty's curls. The predominantly stone-gray surfaces occasionally cede to blushes of golden-brown, particularly near the wreath bow. Marks are relatively few, and none are of any individual consequence.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 236B, Variety PCGS# 38745, Base PCGS# 4461)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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