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    1801 JR-1 Dime, MS65
    Sole Finest Certified by Two Points
    The Norweb Coin

    1801 10C JR-1, R.4, MS65 NGC. CAC. The sole finest certified 1801 dime, this NGC-graded Gem JR-1 is the finest at NGC and PCGS by two grade points. Deep golden, amber, and blue patina on each side complements well-preserved surfaces that show minimal marks. The strike is adequate overall but soft in the center reverse -- a given on this type -- and die rust appears near the L, R, and T of LIBERTY and before the throat. Die rust also appears extensively scattered throughout the reverse.

    Variety: JR-1, R.4, slightly more available (but still extremely rare in Mint State) compared to the JR-2, the only other known variety for the year. Both varieties share a common obverse, showing a spine from the tip of a curl to the E in LIBERTY. The reverse was first used on the 1800 JR-2 dimes. Star 12 touching both the upper and lower eagle's beak is a diagnostic, along with the aforementioned die rust.

    Population Data (7/14): NGC reports only six examples of the 1801 dime, all varieties -- three MS61, one MS62, a JR-1 certified MS63 (second finest behind the Gardner coin), and the present Gem. Without regard to variety, PCGS shows only three Mint State 1801 dimes -- two MS61 and one MS63 (this latter certified as JR-1).

    Heritage Commentary: The 1801 date is overall the lowest-graded of the 1800-1804 dimes; as the dime book authors write, "this is possibly because of undergrading due to poor die condition." The Gardner Collection coin is nonetheless spectacularly well-preserved in terms of its post-Mint condition. As the finest certified 1801 dime by a wide margin, this piece poses a spectacular bidding opportunity for Bust dime specialists.

    Provenance: Private purchase from New Netherlands Coin Co. (4/22/1953); Emery May Holden Norweb and R. Henry Norweb; Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987), lot 399; Boys Town (Bowers and Merena, 3/1988), lot 525; ANA Sale of the Millennium (Bowers and Merena, 8/2000). lot 1062. (NGC ID# 236J, Variety PCGS# 38756, Base PCGS# 4471)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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