1796 10C JR-1 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS F15

PCGS F15

PCGS #:
38742
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.80 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
22,135
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's "Empire Collection" 11/1957:728 - James A. "Jimmy" Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:16 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's “Mr. 1776” 5/1999:1763, $161,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30229, $881,250 - Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33313, $188,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

2 MS66 PCGS grade

Allison Park Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:288 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:231, $86,250

4 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3875, $99,875

4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5121, $80,500

4 MS65 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1366, not sold

4 MS65 estimated grade

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:857, $92,000

4 MS65 estimated grade

Superior 10/1989:1262, $23,100

9 MS63 estimated grade

Stack’s 3/2005:472, $37,375

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's "Empire Collection" 11/1957:728 - James A. "Jimmy" Hayes Collection - Stack’s 10/1985:16 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's “Mr. 1776” 5/1999:1763, $161,000 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30229, $881,250 - Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green - Green Estate - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30.00 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33313, $188,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

#2 MS66 PCGS grade

Allison Park Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:288 - American Numismatic Rarities 9/2005:231, $86,250

MS65 PCGS grade #4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2012:3875, $99,875

#4 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2006:5121, $80,500

#4 MS65 estimated grade

American Numismatic Rarities 1/2004:1366, not sold

#4 MS65 estimated grade

Essex Palm Collection - Heritage 1/2007:857, $92,000

#4 MS65 estimated grade

Superior 10/1989:1262, $23,100

#9 MS63 estimated grade

Stack’s 3/2005:472, $37,375

Ron Guth:

The 1796 JR-1 Dime is a scarcer variety but there are quite a few Mint State exampels known for it's being such an early American coin. We know of at least a dozen Mint State examples and there are probably a few more.

This variety starts out with perfect dies, then develops an irregular "blob" (more properly called a cud) by the first star on the lower left obverse. Around the time that the "blob" first appeared, the dies clashed heavily, impressing details of the one onto the other. This resulted in what have been mistakenly referred to as die cracks, though there is some die cracking involved. For instance, the arc-like "crack" that appears in the field before Liberty's face is actually the clashed outline of the eagle's wing. On the reverse, the "crack" that runs from below the final T in STATES through the E and the S is the clashed outline of the bottom of Liberty's bust. On early states of the clased dies, one can even see ghosts of the date within the letters of STATES. In later die states, the clashing fades and the blob expands.