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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. Rich forest-green peripheries frame apricot-gold and stone-gray centers. A beautifully patinated example that boasts satiny, unmarked, and evenly struck surfaces. The 1796 Draped Bust half dime claims a mintage of 10,230 pieces, with just two die varieties known for the date. The Y in LIBERTY is repunched, enough to distinguish V-1 from the V-2 1796/5 overdate. 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. Census: 6 in 62, 7 finer (9/15). (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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