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: $1.36 (10/18/2019)
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 JR-1 10C 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

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1798/7 16 STARS REV JR-1 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base132151-125413510361----54
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Total132151-125413510361----54
 2 %6 %4 %2 %9 %2 %-2 %4 %9 %7 %2 %6 %9 %19 %6 %11 %2 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Price
9/9/1996 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0874, 874/Lot# 1225 $1,242.00
5/31/2004 PCGS AG 3   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 551 $380.00
3/21/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3285 $4,112.50
11/15/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1190/Lot# 33314 $88,125.00
3/16/2014 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 178289 $440.00
7/17/2015 NGC   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 5117 $14,687.50
1/6/2016 PCGS Genuine AG   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(7), 1231/Lot# 7688 $376.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1798/7 16 10C MS STARS REV JR-1
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19491051136315832302254027542948306832383345373042904719668588491230716845234763329348013
3179831155143618222381261128182988312432733473391644335374740610001138191905526748381990
00000026112818298831243273347339164433537474061000113819190552674800
00000026822883302831813309360141034576602981271115415332212653002000
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Grade: VG Details
Points: 526
Owner: empireed
 
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