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    1796 V-1, LM-1 Half Dime, MS61
    LIKERTY Obverse

    1796 H10C LIKERTY MS61 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. There are three different listings for 1796 half dimes in the Guide Book, although only two die varieties are known. The V-1, LM-1 die pair has a normally dated obverse die that exists in early states with a perfect B in LIBERTY, and in late states with a broken B, known as the LIKERTY variety. That letter is not entirely open as one would expect, but has extremely thin top and bottom connectors from the curves to the upright. The obverse has prominent clash marks and both sides have minor die cracks. This pleasing Mint State example has sharp details and satin luster that shines through deep gold and iridescent toning. Census: 2 in 61, 12 finer (8/13).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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