Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1802 Dime, JR-4, MS61
    Perhaps 10 Mint State Survivors

    1802 10C JR-4, R.3, MS61 NGC. Uniform olive and slate-gray toning graces surfaces that show remarkably few major abrasions given the assigned numeric grade. As one would expect, there are small ticks scattered over each side, but none are particularly distracting. The peripheries are boldly impressed with notable detail on the stars, eagle's wingtips, and olive sprigs, though the central strike definition appears typically soft. Series specialists will regard this as an important opportunity to acquire one of just a handful of Uncirculated survivors.

    Variety: JR-4, R.3. This is the so-called "needle beak" variety, with the eagle's beak piercing the points of the closest star. Additionally, star 8 is positioned further from the Y in LIBERTY than on the other varieties for the date. JR-4 is easily the most often seen 1802 variety, but it is a premier rarity in Mint State.

    Population Data (9/15): For the year 1802, NGC reports four submitted in MS61 and two MS62 finer. PCGS notes one MS61 submission and four MS62 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: This reverse die was first used to strike the 1802 BD-2 quarter eagles, followed by the 1802 JR-4 dime. In 1804, the die was once again employed to manufacture BD-1 quarter eagles and JR-1 dimes. From a mintage of just 10,975 coins, the 1802 survives to the extent of perhaps 150 pieces, of which just 10 or so examples are extant in Mint State.

    Provenance: Purchased from David Lawrence Rare Coins (7/2000). (NGC ID# 236K, Variety PCGS# 38761, Base PCGS# 4472)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 817

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 14 days left to consign to the 2018 October 11 - 15 US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thanks to Heritage I realized a handsome profit for my coin submissions and intend to send most of the remainder of my collection to Heritage Auction Galleries for future auctions.
    Terrance Syrek
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    2018 July 12 - 15 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando
    REALIZED $6,040,322
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 28 - 29 HKINF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $3,027,497
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    2018 June 27 - 29 HKINF World Currency Signature Auction - Hong Kong
    REALIZED $1,341,736