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: $1.29 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/23/2014

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1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1350 1625 2375 2900 4700 4700 5450 6100 7250 9600 11000 12000 15500 19500 37500 60000 110000 - - - -
$ 4900 5800 6400 7900 10000 11600 12750 16000 26500 51750 88000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2004 PCGS AG 3   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 551 $380.00
7/23/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65075, 65075/Lot# 23125 $60,375.00
1/23/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #27015, 27015/Lot# 11161 $54,999.90
4/28/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 2212 $43,125.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 605 $29,045.55
5/31/2010 PCGS F 12   Teletrade Auction 2863, 2863/Lot# 1357 $1,782.50
2/27/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3809 $10,575.00
3/16/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178289 $440.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19491051136315832302254027542948306832383345373042904719668588491230716845234763329348013
3179831155143618222381261128182988312432733473391644335374740610001138191905526748381990
00000026112818298831243273347339164433537474061000113819190552674800
00000026822883302831813309360141034576602981271115415332212653002000
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Grade: VG 8
Points: 1051
Owner: fch123
 
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