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    Vividly Toned 1796 Half Dime MS62 PCGS

    1796 H10C MS62 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. Although noted as a LIKERTY variant on the insert, the coin actually shows complete definition on the top and bottom of the B in LIBERTY. The Logan-McCloskey reference notes that Valentine-1 is "a scarce die marriage that is usually seen well worn." This crisply struck and satiny Mint State example is certainly an exception to that rule. Bathed in dramatic sea-green and ruby-red colors, the surfaces display only a few wispy pinscratches, and a small planchet flaw near star 13 is of mint origin. The Draped Bust, Small Eagle Half Dime was only struck in 1796 and 1797, a situation similar to its rare Half Dollar counterpart.(#94254) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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