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    1804 Draped Bust Dime, AU Details
    Very Scarce JR-1, 13 Stars Reverse

    1804 10C 13 Stars on Reverse--Damaged--NGC Details. AU. JR-1, R.5. Only 8,265 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle dimes were stuck in 1804, with two varieties known for the date. The present coin represents the slightly more common JR-1 variety, distinguished by the 13 stars on the reverse. Experts estimate fewer than 100 examples of the JR-1 are extant in all grades, and Mint State specimens are unknown. The coin offered here is a well struck example, showing little actual wear on the surfaces. Unfortunately, the coin displays a large dent that actually bends the surfaces at 12 o'clock on the obverse rim. Despite the noted distraction, this piece remains an impressive representative of this rare early dime, with the cachet that is inherent in all 1804 dated coins.(Registry values: P8) (NGC ID# 236N, PCGS# 4474)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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