Rare JR-3 1796 Dime, MS63
1796 10C MS63 NGC. JR-3, R.5. Reverse State c. Mostly
brilliant silver surfaces show light rose accents on each side.
Bright mint luster shows the often-seen semiprooflike or reflective
finish. The date, LIBERTY, hair strands, and stars at the left are
all bold, with the right-side stars above average. The reverse has
definitive wreath details with remarkably sharp breast feathers.
This is a clear Condition Census coin for its rare die pair.
Ex: Ed Price
The JR-3 is the first of four die-linked varieties, including JR-4, JR-5, and JR-7. It is the third-rarest of the seven 1796 dime varieties, behind the unique JR-7 and the rare JR-5. Slight evidence of obverse die lapping appears in the form of weakened upper hair details. The reverse has some fragmented leaves, missing feathers in the left (facing) wing, and part of the rock missing, all from die lapping. The reverse is cracked from the border through the left top of the first T in STATES, continuing down through the wreath and well into the left wing. A branch follows the top of the T to the rim over A where it forms a triangular lump that connects three dentils.
Ed Price noted in this piece's last auction appearance:
"An interesting feature is that a planchet cut at 7 to 8 o'clock is present on many specimens -- apparently due to a metal chip adhering to the die (per dime book). I have observed many JR-3's. I have noted the planchet cut to be present on all coins with reverse States a and b and on some coins with reverse State c. The cut is absent on any of the reverse State d coins I have observed. I believe that the cut first appears near T1 and gradually moves toward U. The present coin is reverse State c without the cut."
Die states for the JR-3 reverse are:
--State a. Perfect reverse.(NGC ID# 236B, PCGS# 4461)
--State b. A crack from the border to the left top of the first T in STATES continues faintly to the left branch and wing.
--State c. The crack is bold through the wreath and wing, with a branch through the top of the T and the border over A.
--State d. A rim break forms over the first T in STATES.
Ex: Auction '81 (RARCOA, 7/1981), lot 83; Ed Milas (privately, 5/1987); Haig Koshkarian (American Numismatic Rarities, 3/2004), lot 46; Melrose Bay Collection; Heritage (7/2005), lot 10154; Stuart Levine (7/28/2005); The Ed Price Collection (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 1410.(Registry values: P7)
Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)
Sales Tax information | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee | Terms and Conditions
Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments
Glossary of Terms
Buyer's Premium per Lot:
17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.
Floor auctionsOpen for bidding: (View All)
Ends on 12/03/2015
Fine & Rare Wine
Ends on 12/04/2015
Jewelry & Timepieces
Ends on 12/07/2015
Ends on 12/08/2015
Ends on 12/09/2015
Ends on 12/10/2015
Ends on 12/10/2015
World & Ancient Coins
Ends on 12/11/2015
Civil War & Militaria
Ends on 12/12/2015
Arms & Armor
Ends on 12/13/2015
Comics & Comic Art
Ends on 12/13/2015
Ends on 12/18/2015
sold in the last year
- Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
- Bid online
- Free Collector newsletter
- Want List with instant e-mail notifications
- Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
Learn about consigning with us
I would also like to thank your auction company for the promotion of the auction and was pleasantly surprised by the number of bidders who attended, as well as the prices realized. It was a pleasure doing business with you.View More Testimonials
[ Entire Letter » ]
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com