Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,550
Catalog: KM-31
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.52 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1798 10C MS obverse 1798 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The non-overdated varieties of 1798 comprise JR-3, having a Small 8 in its date, and the Large 8 JR-4. The latter is the most often seen die marriage for 1798 dimes, while JR-3 (photos) is rare. All 1798 dimes are quite scarce in Mint State.

JR-4 is of interest in that its reverse die was used for quarter eagle coinage, as well. The 1798 BD-2 quarter eagle features this very same reverse.

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1798 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 750 1050 1290 1560 3310 3310 4470 4840 5440 6220 9810 10970 15690 20310 42190 69550 118750 - - - -
$ 3600 4800 5200 5900 6700 10600 11800 16900 21900 46000 75000 128000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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10/21/1996 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 0886, 886/Lot# 1306 $2,300.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1689 $36,800.00
3/3/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3057 $19,973.20
7/30/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1420 $37,375.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 7264 $28,750.00
8/8/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3483 $6,462.50
12/22/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159729 $8,100.00
1/8/2014 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8632 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1393145017531961216931543447362837613965420851175361619968619022107641289315456214163020343325
141215511822203024973251350736723829404645115198564064197581960211473137471744224345345770
00000035073672382940464511519856406419758196021147313747174422434500
000000356737163897412748145279591966408301101831218314601194292727400
1798 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1472153118472063227832983601378839274137438853245575643871189336111231330215924220123097144327
149116361919213426183399366338343997422047005407586266647857993111849141761795324998354230
00000036633834399742204700540758626664785799311184914176179532499800
000000372538804067430450125491615068918596105271257515050199822798400
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