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    1796 Quarter Dollar, B-1, VG8
    A Desirable One-Year Type Coin

    1796 25C B-1, R.4, VG8 NGC. the scarcer of the two varieties, is attributed by the 6 in the date almost centered between the bust and the dentils (the "Low 6"), and the highest curl under the left side of the E in LIBERTY. Both the B-1 and B-2 varieties share the same reverse.

    The 1796 quarter dollar is a one-year type coin, and obviously necessary for the completion of an early U.S. type collection. Additional demand by early-quarter date and variety collectors further contributes to the great desirability of the 1796. Authors Rea, Peterson, Karoleff, and Kovach appropriately indicate in their recent Early Quarter Dollars reference: "Due to its rarity and desirability, the appearance of any 1796 quarter in an auction -- no matter the coin's condition -- is a 'marquee event.' ''

    Whispers of subtle gold and lavender visit the grayish surfaces of the present offering. The design features are well-struck for the grade designation. Indeed, in the opinion of this cataloger (JPA), the obverse might lay claims to Fine condition. Liberty's eye and ear show clearly, as does much of the lower hair and some of the drapery folds. Moreover, the date, stars, and letters in LIBERTY are relatively strong. A few marks are consistent with a coin having seen relatively heavy circulation, including two or three shallow reverse scratches that might help to identify the piece for future catalogers and researchers.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23RA, PCGS# 5310)


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