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    Borderline Uncirculated 1796 Half Dime

    1796 H10C LIKERTY AU58 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. Tobacco-brown, apple-green, and lilac patina embraces this richly detailed Draped Bust Half Dime. The eagle's breast displays much of its original plumage, and there are no singularly detrimental abrasions. A defective B punch in LIBERTY has led to the whimsical nickname for this issue, although the same attenuated punch was used for both 1796 die marriages. The lowest leaf touches the final A in AMERICA on Valentine-1 and instead touches the C on the rare Valentine-2 variety.(#94254) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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