1798/7 10C 13 Stars Reverse XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -31918
PCGS#: 4469

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Bluestone Sale (1948) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $20900

Expert Comments

P. Scott Rubin: The 1798 over 7 13 Star Reverse Dime is a rare variety with less than thirty specimens believed known. This is the rarest of all the 1798 Dime varieties. Most of the known specimens are in grades of Very Fine or lower. The finest example known is currently in the D. Brent Pogue Collection and is graded by PCGS as MS-63. Currently only two other Mint State specimens are believed to exist.

I currently have records of under 120 auction appearances of the 1798 over 7 13 Star Reverse Dime dating back to the 1880’s. Before the 1960’s I have only discovered two auction appearances of this variety graded Uncirculated: The Henry Chapman 1912 Sale of the George H. Earle Collection, lot 3131 and the Thomas Elder September 14 1934 Sale, lot 1253.

The same Obverse die was also paired with a 16 Stars Reverse, but that variety is not as rare as the 13 Star Reverse specimens.

Diameter: 19.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 27,550 Weight: 2.70 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
1
1,500
1
2
1,900
3
2,600
4
3,500
1
10
7,250
20
10,000
1
25
10,500
30
11,000
1
35
12,000
1
40
15,000
1
45
17,500
1
45+
19,000
50+
26,000
53
30,000
53+
31,500
55
37,500
1
55+
39,000
58+
47,000
60
54,000
61
59,500
1
62+
92,000
63
200,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 50 R-8.5 2 / 13 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 4 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - Numismatic Gallery 1/1945:431 - Stuart Levine, sold privately in 8/2002 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1418, $103,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1038, $199,750

2 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 estimated grade