Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Catalog: KM-24
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.39 (5/1/2016)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

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1797 16 STARS JR-1 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 3250 4650 6000 7450 13000 19500 22000 24000 27500 36500 46000 55000 78500 132500 260000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 67


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12/9/1994 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 1994 December St. Louis Bullet Sale #126, 126/Lot# 212 $2,145.00
5/27/2007 NGC XF 40   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1036 $6,325.00
11/21/2011 NGC Details AG Details  Teletrade Auction 3176, 3176/Lot# 1312 $525.00
2/27/2014 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(2), 1203/Lot# 3807 $6,462.50
3/9/2014 PCGS F 12   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131411/Lot# 20605 $5,405.00
5/25/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 193544 $36,987.50
3/27/2015 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 6038 $12,925.00
1/6/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(2), 1231/Lot# 3713 $10,575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1797 16 STARS JR-1 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base116342048233527543639406444314623474449165026546658016294791097891335317299228363071442079
54517722144247530493781418644954663480149535173557859656833853610977146681914525462345020
00000041864495466348014953517355785965683385361097714668191452546200
00000043094559470448594989531956896130737191631216515984209902808800
1797 16 STARS JR-1 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1172421542451288538004239461748154940511852315684602865358195101231377317807234603149143059
57518672253259631903946436546834857499951565382579961977088883811340151181969126137353470
00000043654683485749995156538257996197708888381134015118196912613700
00000044914749489850595193553359136366764294801255616462215762881400
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Grade: VG 8
Points: 2048
Owner: empireed
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1820
Owner: Francis C
 
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