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    1796 Half Dime, Well-Detailed XF40
    LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, XF40 PCGS. Two obverses and two reverses were used to strike a reported mintage of 10,230 1796 half dimes. LM-1 is the usually seen variant, the so-called LIKERTY variety in the Guide Book with the top and bottom loops of the B broken. LI is closely spaced relative to the LM-2 die. Both sides are exceedingly well-detailed on this original olive-gray representative. The eagle's head and breast feathers are soft. A single pinscratch extends from the chin to star 12. Housed in an old green label holder (Gen 2.0). (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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