1798 10C Large 8 (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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Large 8 vs Small 8 comparison

Large 8 vs Small 8 comparison

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
4466
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.80 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
27,550
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 200 R-7.0 9 / 13 TIE 10 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 7 / 13 TIE 9 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 2 / 13 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 9 / 13 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 13 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 13 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 10 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:524, $29,900 - Goldbergs 5/2006:1689, $36,800 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30230, $70,500 - Legend Numismatics (as PCGS MS64 25233547), offered on their website in 12/2014 for $79,500

5 MS64 PCGS grade

Paramount 5/1982:905 - RARCOA “Auction ‘85” 7/1985:95 - Julian Leidman, sold privately in 1/2004 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1420, $37,375 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1040, $82,250

5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11299, $37,375

5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 2/2005:4021, $23,000 - Superior 11/2006:961, $36,225

10 MS63+ PCGS grade MS63+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade

American Numismatic Rarities 3/2006:524, $29,900 - Goldbergs 5/2006:1689, $36,800 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part I - Heritage 6/2014:30230, $70,500 - Legend Numismatics (as PCGS MS64 25233547), offered on their website in 12/2014 for $79,500

#5 MS64 PCGS grade

Paramount 5/1982:905 - RARCOA “Auction ‘85” 7/1985:95 - Julian Leidman, sold privately in 1/2004 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1420, $37,375 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1040, $82,250

MS64 PCGS grade #5 MS64 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11299, $37,375

#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade

Superior 2/2005:4021, $23,000 - Superior 11/2006:961, $36,225

MS63+ PCGS grade #10 MS63+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Only one 1798 Dime variety shows the Large 8, but this is a bit of a misnomer since the size of the 8 is actually quite normal relative to the other digits of the date. Rather, the size of the 8 is Large only with respect to the Small 8, which is indeed tiny. Thus, for eyeball attributing, a side-by-side comparison (such as in the attribution image above) is necessary.

The Large 8 variety is known as JR-4 and it is relatively scarce in all grades. However, numerous Mint State examples exist, filling the Condition Census from MS63 to MS66. Speaking of the MS66 example, that coin has not appeared on the market since PCGS graded it in 1989 (to our knowledge).