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    1796 Half Dime, XF45
    LIKERTY Die State

    1796 H10C LIKERTY XF45 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The LIKERTY "variety" is actually a late die state of the normal 1796 half dime with the top and bottom closures of the B broken and resembling a K. Those letter closures are still visible on this piece, appearing as thin lines. Heavy clash marks are also evident on the obverse. This piece has impressive surfaces with light gray on the devices and splendid gold and iridescent toning in the fields. Population: 4 in 45, 13 finer (12/11).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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