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    Borderline Uncirculated 1798/97 16 Stars Dime

    1798/97 10C 16 Stars on Reverse AU58 PCGS. JR-1, R.3. Rich sea-green, plum, orange, and ivory-gray toning embraces this splendidly defined Draped Bust dime. Thorough examination locates only a tick on the reverse rim at 9 o'clock, and slender, short abrasions west of Liberty's chin and east of the eagle's neck. Housed in a former generation holder, and desirable so close to Mint State. There are four die marriages of 1798 dimes, and each receive a separate Guide Book listing because of distinctive characteristics. The JR-1 variety is a Small 8 over 7 overdate, and has 16 stars below the clouds. Promptly after the die was made, mint officials decided to switch to 13 star reverses, since the inevitable further admission of states would crowd the design.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236F, PCGS# 4468)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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