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    1796/5 Half Dime, MS60
    Rare V-2, LM-2 Die Marriage

    1796/5 H10C V-2, LM-2, R.6, MS60 NGC. The overdate gets little emphasis in the Logan-McCloskey reference, in part because it disappears on lower-graded coins. Here, the underdigit 5 is bold beneath the primary 6. The peripheries of this example are sharp and prooflike, while the central motifs are weak at the centers. A group of adjustment marks at the central reverse is the likely culprit, limiting the strike both on the reverse and at Liberty's mid-to-upper hair strands.

    Faint wisps of reddish-gold toning at the margins frame silver-gray centers of this Mint State coin. LM-2 is normally seen well-circulated, and we seldom offer Uncirculated representatives of the variety. This one shows only a few non-Mint related abrasions and retains plentiful eye appeal. Struck from a late die state, with a long die crack that heads south from the second T in STATES. The LM-2 variety is by far the scarcest of the two 1796 die marriages. Census: 2 in 60, 8 finer (11/17).
    From The E.B. Strickland Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZY, Variety PCGS# 38595, Base PCGS# 4255)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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