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    1800 JR-2 Dime, MS66
    Sole Finest Graded of the Date
    Very Rare Variety

    1800 10C MS66 PCGS. CAC. JR-2, R.5. This MS66 PCGS-certified 1800 dime occupies the sole finest spot in the Condition Census of graded examples. Lovely russet-lilac, amber-copper, and silver-tan areas alternate throughout both sides. There are few marks, and certainly none worthy of singular notice. A tiny dark flecks on the eagle's right (facing) wing serves as a pedigree marker.

    Variety: JR-2, R.5. Rarer of the two varieties known for the year. On the reverse, the eagle bites down on star 13 -- the sole diagnostic needed. The A's are wider than on the JR-1. Die State: A wispy die crack proceeds from the lower drapery through the last 0 in the date to the rim, diagnostic of the later die state. A small lump of metal appears as a dotlike blob between the 1 and 8 in the date. A small rust pit shows between the hair ribbon and star 4.

    Population Data (5/14): This MS66 is the sole finest at PCGS regardless of variety. The finest at NGC are both MS65. The CAC green approval sticker further separates this piece from most Mint State examples.

    Heritage Commentary: Only one obverse die was shared between two different reverses to strike the 1800-dated dimes, JR-1 and JR-2, with the latter rare and the former very scarce. The five authors of Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 make the interesting point concerning the year that "Dimes dated 1800 are much scarcer than is generally realized. In fact, as a date, its frequency of appearance at public auction has been less than any date of the 1796-1837 period, except 1804." This piece obviously carries its own credentials as the sole finest certified at either service.

    Provenance: Stack's (10/1997), lot 444.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 236H, PCGS# 4470)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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