Description

    1798 Small 8 Dime, JR-3, XF40
    Sharply Defined

    1798 10C Small 8 XF40 PCGS. CAC. JR-3, R.5. This rare variety is attributed by the large 7 in the date, the missing left foot of the digit 1, and the four berries on the branch (three outer). The John Reich Collector's Society Early United States Dimes, citing the Mint's delivery warrants, reports that all 27,550 dimes reportedly minted in 1798, were delivered July 23, 1798.
    The semi-bright grayish surfaces of this XF specimen are imbued with whispers of electric-blue and gold-orange, and the design features are sharply defined. A toned over short horizontal scratch on Liberty's neck is the only mentionable mark. PCGS has certified 20 Small 8 examples, this piece being in the top seven (11/11).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236E, PCGS# 4467)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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