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    Important 1797 13 Stars Dime, JR-2, AU55

    1797 10C 13 Stars AU55 PCGS. JR-2, R.4. There are just two known varieties of 1797 dimes, easily distinguished by the obverse star count. JR-1 has 16 stars while JR-2 has 13 stars. These two varieties are about equal in rarity, each currently rated R.4. This JR-2 die marriage seems to be scarcer in high grades. While we have handled 12 different 1797 dimes in AU50 or finer grades, only five of them were from the 13 Stars obverse. The finest is the remarkable Gem Ed Price coin that NGC grades MS65, followed by an AU58 NGC coin, and three AU55 NGC examples. This example seems visually superior to the AU55 NGC coins, and may be the third finest known. It has intermingled blue, green, and gold toning with hints of russet.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236D, PCGS# 4463)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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