1796 10C AU53 Certification #25376527, PCGS #4461

Owner's Comments

JR-6; R5.3;A Mintage of 22,135; only 253 certified. 98 finer.

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
4461
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
19.80 millimeters
Weight
2.70 grams
Mintage
22135
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
112
Pop Lower
277
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 850 R-5.3 3 / 3 14 / 16
All Grades 75 R-8.2 3 / 3 11 / 16
60 or Better 18 R-9.2 2 / 3 6 / 16
65 or Better 850
All Grades 75
60 or Better 18
65 or Better R-5.3
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better 3 / 3
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 2 / 3
65 or Better 14 / 16
All Grades 11 / 16
60 or Better 6 / 16

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 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 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) 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

MS66+ PCGS grade #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)

MS66 PCGS grade #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)