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    1796 B-1 Quarter, Fine Details
    Rare Single-Year Silver Type

    1796 25C -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. Fine. B-1, R.4. Among the rarest silver types, the Draped Bust, Small Eagle quarter was struck only in 1796 and is the sole 18th-century non-pattern issue of the denomination. The mintage was just 6,146 pieces and most were melted or lost long ago, though PCGS has certified at least one example in every grade between Poor 1 and MS67. The present coin has bold legends and lacks noticeable abrasions, though a small roundish mark on the reverse at 12:30 provides an identifier. Toning ranges from light to deep gray. Mildly granular from cleaning, and the coin appears bent on the upper reverse, causing uneven wear on the obverse beneath the 6 in the date.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 23RA, PCGS# 5310)

    Weight: 6.74 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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