Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
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: $1.22 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
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1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS obverse 1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The admission of Tennessee to the Union in 1796 brought the number of states up to 16, and the Mint attempted to fit that number of stars on the obverse. This proved to be cumbersome, and a solution was sought by boosting the number of stars above the eagle from 13 to 16. This reverse die was used first to coin 1797 quarter eagles before being paired with an obverse die for the dime.

JR-1 features the large date 1797 overpunched with a small 8 that does a very poor job of concealing the underlying 7. This variety is not rare in circulated grades, but Mint State pieces are more elusive. A small number of gems are known, a rare occurrence indeed with early United States coins.


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Last Updated: 7/13/2015

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Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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7/30/2008 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1599 $37,375.00
1/9/2011 PCGS VG 8   Teletrade Auction 2992, 2992/Lot# 1413 $1,782.50
9/4/2011 PCGS VG 10   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 939 $1,437.50
9/7/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3325 $4,312.50
3/16/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178289 $440.00
5/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1228/Lot# 98201 $76,375.00
5/19/2015 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers May 2015 Pogue Collection, 6071/Lot# 1037 $52,875.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS
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Grade: VG 8
Points: 1051
Owner: Francis C
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