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    1798 Dime, MS63
    JR-4, Large 8
    Guide Book Variety

    1798 10C Large 8, JR-4, R.3, MS63 PCGS. The 1798 dimes were struck from four die pairs, with each showing characteristics that merit separate Guide Book listings. This variety, JR-4, is quickly identified by the Large 8 in the date and serves as the usual marriage for the year. About 400 to 700 1798 dimes are believed to survive in all, regardless of variety, only a handful of which qualify for a Mint State assessment.

    Rich orange-gold, ruby-red, and stone-gray toning embraces this satiny and minimally abraded example. Portions of the stars and UNITED STATES are lightly impressed but the portrait and eagle are well-defined. From a relatively early die state without any indication of the prominent arc-shaped crack that later emerges in front of Liberty's profile. However, the present piece does have a slender die crack from the chin into the right obverse field. Population: 3 in 63 (1 in 63+), 9 finer (8/21).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 236E, Variety PCGS# 38753, Base PCGS# 4466)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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