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    1796 Half Dime, Sharp AU53
    V-1, LM-1, LIKERTY

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, AU53 PCGS. This is a bright, sharply detailed Draped Bust type coin, showing hints of reflectivity in the protected areas of the fields. The strike is even and well-centered, producing bold border dentils around each side. Hints of light golden toning appear over otherwise brilliant surfaces. Although a few scattered abrasions are present, the surfaces are pleasantly devoid of any tool marks or other impairments. The broken B in LIBERTY readily identifies this popular LIKERTY Guide Book variety.
    From The Elbert Henry Gary Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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