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    1796 Half Dime, Choice XF
    LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1

    1796 H10C LIKERTY, V-1, LM-1, R.3, XF45 PCGS. CAC. Diverse aquamarine, peach-gold, tan-brown, navy-blue, lavender, and gunmetal toning enrich this attractive Choice XF Draped Bust, Small Eagle half dime. Luster emerges from design elements, and the only apparent abrasions are minor and located near the eagle's beak and claws. A charming representative of the two-year type. The LIKERTY variety obtains its name from defective upper and lower crossbars on the B in LIBERTY. The repunched Y in LIBERTY, perhaps of greater numismatic consequence, is rarely the subject of commentary. (NGC ID# 22ZX, Variety PCGS# 38596, Base PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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