1796 10C AU53 Certification #25376527, PCGS #4461
Ron HowardMy 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.
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.