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    1796 Half Dime, XF Details
    V-1, LM-1, LIKERTY Variant

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3 -- Environmental Damage --NGC Details. XF. While the Draped Bust design was conceived to be an improvement over the Flowing Hair style of 1794 and 1795, opinions varied then as well as now about the need for change. The irregularly spaced LIBERTY lettering and its broken B did little to enhance the new design but provides an interesting variety for collectors. This silver-gray example is noticeably granular with areas of dark build-up. Sharp definition remains on the motifs, and only a few short scrapes are of note on the slightly coarse surfaces..

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