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    1796 Draped Bust Half Dime, VF30
    V-1, LM-1, LIKERTY Variety

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, VF30 PCGS. CAC. A heavy die crack between the T and A of STATES suggests an advanced state of the reverse die, while the defective B of LIBERTY lacks connection of the top and bottom loops and the upright to form the descriptive LIKERTY variety. The surfaces are smooth and pleasing for the VF30 designation, with a hint of blue at the margins surrounding golden-gray interiors. Nice feather detail remains on the eagle. CAC endorsed for quality and eye appeal at the VF level. Population: 15 in 30, 63 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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