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    1796 Draped Bust Half Dime, MS62
    Popular 'LIKERTY', V-1, LM-1 Variety

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, MS62 NGC. The 1796 Draped Bust half dime claims a mintage of 10,230 pieces, with just two die varieties known for the date. The letters LI in LIBERTY are positioned close together on this specimen, and the outer berry is below D in UNITED on the reverse, identifying the scarce V-1, LM-1 variety. The B in LIBERTY is broken at top and bottom, giving this variety its long established "LIKERTY" nickname. The 1796 is always in demand as a representative of the two-year Draped Bust/Small Eagle design type.

    This impressive MS62 example offers well-detailed design elements and lightly marked surfaces, under attractive shades of silver-gray, golden-tan, and cerulean-blue toning. Census: 5 in 62, 7 finer (11/14). (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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