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1796 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
4461
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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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 850 R-5.3 3 / 3 14 / 16
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 3 / 3 11 / 16
65 or Better 18 R-9.2 2 / 3 6 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 850
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 18
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.3
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-9.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 3 / 3
65 or Better 2 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 14 / 16
60 or Better 11 / 16
65 or Better 6 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4461 (MS) 68

MARCA 1/1988:409 - Heritage 8/2014:5553, $793,125

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Empire” 11/1957:728 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack's 10/1985:16 - John Whitney Walter "Mr. 1796" Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1763 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30229, $881,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Malcolm N. Jackson Collection - United States Coin Company 5/1913:1000 - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in 8/1972 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 4/1983:1139, $37,000 - Paramount “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:612, $37,400 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1034, $235,000

3 MS66+ PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack's 1/1990:2 - Goldbergs 9/2003:241, $120,750 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1411, $299,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2208, $253,000 - JRCSLM32 (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33313, $188,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - The Type Set Collection (Oliver Jung) (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4461 (MS) 66

Liberty Collection - Heritage 8/2015:3987, $141,000

5 MS66 PCGS grade  
	MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1040, $83,600 - High Desert Collection

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4461 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

MARCA 1/1988:409 - Heritage 8/2014:5553, $793,125

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack’s “Empire” 11/1957:728 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack's 10/1985:16 - John Whitney Walter "Mr. 1796" Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1763 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30229, $881,250 - Bob R. Simpson Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Malcolm N. Jackson Collection - United States Coin Company 5/1913:1000 - Hank Rogers Collection, sold privately in 8/1972 - Jimmy Hayes Collection - Stack’s 4/1983:1139, $37,000 - Paramount “Auction ‘84” 7/1984:612, $37,400 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1034, $235,000

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

James A. Stack Collection - Stack's 1/1990:2 - Goldbergs 9/2003:241, $120,750 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1411, $299,000 - Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2208, $253,000 - JRCSLM32 (PCGS Set Registry)

#5 MS66 PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson (St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.) - Eric P. Newman, who paid $30 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33313, $188,000 - Bob R. Simpson Collection - The Type Set Collection (Oliver Jung) (PCGS Set Registry)

 
	PCGS #4461 (MS) 66 
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Liberty Collection - Heritage 8/2015:3987, $141,000

 
	MS66 PCGS grade 
#5 MS66 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:1040, $83,600 - High Desert Collection

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Howard: My favorite regular-issue U.S. coin is the coin PCGS graded MS 68. It is, in my opinion, unmatchable for its combination of originality, preservation, and historic numismatic significance.
Ron Guth:

Varieties (6): JR-1 - Scarce JR-2 - Very Scarce JR-3 - Rare JR-4 - Very Scarce JR-5 - Rare JR-6 - Very Scarc

1796 was the first year that Dimes were struck in America. Six varieties (different die combinations) are known for the year, all of which are either scarce or rare. 1796 Dimes are very rare in Uncirculated condition and most examples fall in the MS-62 to MS-64 range. Gem and better examples are extremely rare.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Early United Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.