Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,230
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.3500g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.94 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 16.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1796 "LIKERTY" LM-1 H10C MS obverse 1796 "LIKERTY" LM-1 H10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

There are just two die pairs known for the half dimes dated 1796, one of which is an overdate (see following entry). Both obverse dies used a defective letter B punch in LIBERTY, but, in the absence of an overdate, this one is popularly collected as the LIKERTY variety. It is the more available of the two die marriages, but all 1796 half dimes are scarce.

This issue is in great demand by type collectors, as there are only two dates to represent the Draped Bust/Small Eagle series. A small number of Mint State pieces have survived, these likely preserved as souvenirs of the new type. As with all early half dimes, these coins were sometimes struck somewhat irregularly, which resulted in areas of weakness and uneven wear.

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Last Updated: 4/9/2019

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1796 "LIKERTY" H10C LM-1 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 58
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 64

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1796 "LIKERTY" H10C LM-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1-331065135911622------58
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Total1-331065135911623------59
 2%-5%5%17%10%8%2%5%8%15%2%2%10%3%5%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1796 "LIKERTY" H10C LM-1 MS PL
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1796 "LIKERTY" H10C LM-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1142116092009267135833877414146044876524354666089668571988247107881595821322290224022856753
474148317422229297536813965429546944998531756736287685675479094125111774623888327574573659591
00000039654295469449985317567362876856754790941251117746238883275700
00000040534449478551205391588164867027789799411423419534264553649200
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5243
Owner: BillJones
 
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