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    1796 Half Dime, VF20
    V-1, LM-1, Two-Year Type

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, VF20 PCGS. The letters of LIBERTY are unevenly spaced, with L and I close together, E and R close to each other, and a defective B left alone in the middle. With imagination, the B resembles a "K" resulting in the unlikely moniker of LIKERTY to describe the LM-1 variety. This pleasing VF example offers light, silver-gray toning and with a few faint golden highlights and deep-gray accents. Light marks and lines are visible with a lens, but they are not excessive for the grade. Sharply defined for 40 points of wear. Population: 11 in 20, 86 finer (11/15). (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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