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    1796 Draped Bust Half Dime, XF40
    V-1, LM-1 Variety, 'LIKERTY'

    1796 H10C XF40 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. A reported mintage of 10,230 Draped Bust half dimes was accomplished in 1796, with two die varieties for the date. This coin represents the more available LM-1 variety, with LI in LIBERTY close at the base. This attractive specimen shows light even wear on both sides with pleasing gray patina and only minor contact marks. Census: 8 in 40, 50 finer (4/13).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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