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    Important Select 1796 'LIKERTY' Half Dime, NGC Graded

    1796 H10C LIKERTY MS63 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The weak upper and lower serifs of the B in LIBERTY create the LIKERTY nickname. A berry is located below the upright of the D in UNITED, and the second star points above the curl. A relatively late die stage, the obverse has die cracks (as struck) through the sixth star and the upper serif of the 1 in the date. The reverse has die cracks after the first T in STATES and below the eagle's right (facing) wing. The dies are widely rotated counterclockwise. A boldly struck representative with extensive shimmering luster. Richly toned in apple-green and golden-brown colors. The obverse field has a few unimportant handling marks to be expected of the grade, while the reverse is carefully preserved. Although well-circulated examples are not rare by the standards of the Small Eagle type, Uncirculated survivors are very rare. In fact, Heritage has not previously offered at auction an example above AU53. Population: 1 in 63, 4 finer (11/03). (#94254) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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