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    Description

    1797 16 Stars Dime, JR-1, MS62
    Light and Lovely Toning
    Low Condition Census Example

    1797 10C 16 Stars, JR-1, R.4, MS62 PCGS. The steel-gray device high points contrast nicely against the intermingled blue and gold in the fields on each side, with generous reflectivity and top-notch eye appeal. A few thin marks appear under a loupe, running through the neck and upper bust of Liberty. The strike is generally better on the right side of the obverse and the left side of the reverse.

    Variety: JR-1, R.4. The 16 Stars obverse, with pointed 9 in the date. Both the JR-1 16 Stars obverse and the JR-2 13 Stars obverse share a common reverse and together constitute the two known die pairings for the 1797 dimes. Die State: That usually seen, showing a severe crack running from just below the bust through 17 in the date and to and beyond star 1.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS reports three submissions of the JR-2 in MS62 with four finer. NGC shows one MS62 example of the JR-1 with five finer, the finest an MS67.

    Heritage Commentary: Both varieties of 1797 dimes are very scarce, the JR-2 just a tad rarer. This lovely piece is likely tied with a couple of other MS62 coins at the lower end of the Condition Census for the variety.

    Provenance: Empire State Collection (Stack's, 1/1997), lot 507. (NGC ID# 236C, Variety PCGS# 38748, Base PCGS# 4462)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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