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    Mint State 1796/5 Half Dime

    1796/5 H10C MS60 NGC. V-2, LM-2, R.6. Ex: Price. Bright and lustrous in the fields, although portions near the stars and legends show reflective prooflike mirrors. This is a very rare issue, which is seldom found in any grade. The reverse has some unfortunate adjustment marks crossing near the center, and enough silver was removed from the planchet to cause this area to be poorly struck, as well as the central curls on Liberty on the opposite side. A minor nick is found on the inside of stars nine and ten. The die state is later on the reverse, with a thin die crack extending down through the second T of STATES to the eagle's neck. For the half dime specialist, this is one of the more difficult coins to obtain, and has added desirability because of the demand from Guide Book collectors who need an example of this overdate. The combined NGC and PCGS Population reports show 14 pieces graded finer, and just this single example graded in MS60.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZY, PCGS# 4255)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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