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    1796 LIKERTY Half Dime AU53

    1796 H10C AU53 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The LIKERTY variety with weak loops on the B that give the appearance of an erroneous K. Only two die marriages of 1796 half dimes are known, and the other variety, the 1796/5 V-2, is rare. The Draped Bust, Small Eagle type was struck solely in 1796 and 1797, and early silver type collectors often select the 1796 LM-1 because of its much lower reported mintage (it is likely that some of the pieces struck in 1797 bore 1796 dates.) This handsome example features ruby, lemon, and jade-green borders. The centers are gunmetal-gray. Luster glints from the hair and other recessed elements. A couple of minor marks on the portrait are unworthy of further description.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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