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    1798/97 Draped Bust Dime, MS63
    Popular 16 Stars Reverse, JR-1 Variety

    1798/97 10C 16 Stars on Reverse MS63 NGC. JR-1. R.3. The 1798 Draped Bust dime is the first date to feature the Heraldic Eagle reverse, an important consideration for type collectors. A respectable mintage of 27,550 dimes was achieved in 1798, with four die varieties known for the date. This coin represents the popular Guide Book overdate variety, JR-1, with 16 stars on the reverse.

    The present coin is a delightful Select specimen, with well-detailed design elements that show a touch of the typical softness on the centers. The pleasing surfaces display an attractive mix of golden-brown and lavender-gray toning and only scattered signs of contact are evident. Census: 9 in 63, 13 finer (1/14).
    From the collection of Donald E. Bently, sold for the benefit of the Bently Foundation.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236F, PCGS# 4468)

    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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