1798/7 10C 16 Stars Reverse (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE

REVERSE COMPARISON

REVERSE COMPARISON

PCGS #:
4468
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
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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 3 R-9.8 2 / 13 TIE 2 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 3
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 MS65+ PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33314, $88,125

2 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #4468 (MS)     65

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65 PCGS grade

D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1037 $52,875

The “Stuart Levine, sold privately - Heritage 7/2008:1417” citation in the Pogue catalog is incorrect, as the plates do not match.

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #4468 (MS)     64
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65+ PCGS grade

"Colonel" E.H.R. Green Collection - Partnership of Eric P. Newman & B.G. Johnson - Eric P. Newman, who paid $35 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2013:33314, $88,125

PCGS #4468 (MS)     65 #2 MS65 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1037 $52,875

The “Stuart Levine, sold privately - Heritage 7/2008:1417” citation in the Pogue catalog is incorrect, as the plates do not match.

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
PCGS #4468 (MS)     64 #7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1798/7 Dime with 6 stars on the reverse is an unusual case of die usage. First, the obverse die, which was leftover from 1797 and overdated with an 8 that was much too small. Why a tiny 8 was used is unknown, but the appearance of the overdate prompted Walter Breen to proclaim it the reason that engraver Robert Scot often omitted the final digit in the dies to avoid overdating. Likewise, the reverse is unusual because it was the same one used to strike 1807 Quarter Eagles!

Mint State 1798/7 16 Stars Reverse Dimes are rare but not overly scarce. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census starts at MS64 and goes up to MS65. The finest example appears to be the PCGS MS65+ from the Eric P. Newman Collection, though there are three PCGS MS65s that might compare favorably.