Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,017
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $2.13 (5/8/2021)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
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1797 16 STARS JR-1 10C MS obverse 1797 16 STARS JR-1 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The entry into the Union of Tennessee in 1796 prompted the addition of a 16th star to those encircling Liberty, but it was quickly determined that this looked too crowded, and the decision was made to revert to 13 stars representing the original states. The obverse die used for JR-1 retained the 16-star configuration and made have been prepared the year before and left undated until needed.

It's believed that the delivery of 9,099 dimes on May 26 comprised the entire production of JR-1, making it slightly the more common of two varieties for this date. Nevertheless, examples are scarce across all grades and genuinely rare in Mint State.

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Last Updated: 4/17/2019

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1797 16 STARS 10C JR-1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3050 4850 6400 7450 12350 18500 21500 22500 27500 32000 35000 40000 53000 72500 130000 225000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66

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, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1797 16 STARS 10C JR-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1111431--3---1-1-1----18
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Total1111431--3---1-1-1----18
 6%6%6%6%22%17%6%--17%---6%-6%-6%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1797 16 STARS 10C JR-1 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1172421542451288538004239461748154940511852315684602865358195101231377317807234603149143059
575186722532596319039464365468348574999515653825799619770888838113401511819691261373534745212
00000043654683485749995156538257996197708888381134015118196912613700
00000044914749489850595193553359136366764294801255616462215762881400
1797 16 STARS 10C JR-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base116342048233527543639406444314623474449165026546658016294791097891335317299228363071442079
545177221442475304937814186449546634801495351735578596568338536109771466819145254623450244183
00000041864495466348014953517355785965683385361097714668191452546200
00000043094559470448594989531956896130737191631216515984209902808800
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