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

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, VF30 PCGS. A charming midgrade representative. The smooth surfaces are predominantly gunmetal-gray but also display suggestions of rose-red and wheat-gold toning. Liberty's hair shows substantial detail, as do the eagle's wings. Only two 1796-dated die marriages are known, with the LIKERTY variety (named after a defective B letter punch) more available than the 1796/5.
    From The E.B. Strickland Collection. (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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