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    1807 Draped Bust Dime, MS66
    Tied for Finest Certified
    Only Dies for the Date, JR-1

    1807 10C JR-1, R.2, MS66 PCGS. A substantial mintage of 165,000 Draped Bust dimes was accomplished in 1807, the final date of the design. The coins were all delivered in two quarterly batches in the first half of the calendar year. It is possible some of the coins in the first delivery were struck from 1805-dated dies. A single die variety is known for the date. Mint officials were keenly aware of the coming design change (John Reich started work on his Capped Bust motif on April 1, 1807) and sought to make the single available pair of Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle dies last as long as possible. This was the final use of the reverse die, which had already been used to strike all the quarter eagles in 1805, 1806, and 1807. This was the only use of the obverse die, but the demands of striking so many coins took its toll and even high-grade examples show evidence of clashing, excessive die erosion, and incomplete detail, due to lapping today. The 1807 JR-1 is the most available Draped Bust dime variety in today's market, making it a favorite choice of type collectors.

    The 1807 Draped Bust dime has been a collector favorite since the earliest days of the hobby and examples began appearing at auction as early as lot 286 of the A.C. Kline Sale (Moses Thomas & Sons, 6/1855). The coin in that lot sold for 20 cents, a strong price at the time. Recent sales include the MS66 PCGS specimen in lot 1449 of our Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2008), which realized $69,000.

    The present coin is a spectacular Premium Gem, with sharply detailed central design elements, despite the dramatic multiple clash marks on the obverse. The peripheral devices show a touch of the usual softness, but the stars and dentils on the right obverse are actually quite bold. The impeccably preserved, lustrous surfaces are blanketed in vivid shades of sea-green, jade, turquoise, and powder-blue toning. Eye appeal is terrific. This coin is pictured on PCGS CoinFacts. PCGS has graded four examples in MS66, with none finer, while NGC has certified two specimens in MS66, also with none finer (8/20).
    From The Maurice Storck Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 236T, Variety PCGS# 38770, Base PCGS# 4480)

    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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