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    1796 JR-4 Draped Bust Dime, MS63
    Attractive Reflective Fields

    1796 10C JR-4, R.4, MS63 NGC. This 1796 is a brilliant Select Mint State dime with the faintest hint of pale-gold patina, one of 22,135 pieces struck from 7 die pairs. It represents the JR-4 variety, identified by two berries beneath E in UNITED. The obverse is sharply struck for the denomination's first-year issue, and only minor weakness exists on the eagle's breast and forward leg feathers. Despite its adequate mintage, the 1796 remains a popular target for date, type, and variety collectors alike. This largely prooflike example retains most of its mint luster and shows only minor marks consistent with the assigned grade. A faint pinscratch angles downward from star 6 through Liberty's hair and bisects the center dot. A few other wispy lines and minor abrasions do not distract. The frosted central devices provide pleasing contrast with the surrounding reflective fields for excellent eye appeal. Census (all 1796 varieties combined): 21 in 63 (1 in 63+), 36 finer (4/21).

    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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    June, 2021
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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