Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,550
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.76 (9/22/2021)
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: 4/17/2019

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1798/7 16 STARS REV 10C JR-1 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1550 1800 2600 3175 4600 5650 6275 7750 10000 11500 13500 16500 22500 33000 69000 94500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 54
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
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: 9/21/2021 1798/7 16 STARS REV 10C JR-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base222151-125413510361----54
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Total222151-125413510361----54
 4%4%4%2%9%2%-2%4%9%7%2%6%9%19%6%11%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798/7 16 STARS REV 10C JR-1 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19491051136315832302254027542948306832383345373042904719668588491230716845234763329348013
31798311551436182223812611281829883124327334733916443353747406100011381919055267483819950414
00000026112818298831243273347339164433537474061000113819190552674800
00000026822883302831813309360141034576602981271115415332212653002000
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Grade: VF 20
Points: 1583
Owner: Mikey Siegel’s impeccable collection
 
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