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1797 10C 16 Stars, JR-1, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1797 10C 16 Stars, JR-1, MS
Date 1797
Grade AU55
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 38748
Denomination 10C

1797 10C 16 Stars, JR-1, R.4, AU55 NGC. CAC. The reported mintage of 1797 dimes (25,261 pieces) may include many 1796-dated coins, given the scarcity of the 1797 versus the 1796 in all grades. Two die pairs represent the entire 1797 mintage: JR-1 has a Pointed 9 with 16 stars, while JR-2 has a Knob 9 and 13 stars. The two varieties share the same reverse. This example displays a middle die stage, with die clashing on both sides and a heavy, biplanar die crack above the date. Later states of the die and lower-grade pieces usually have the date either partially or fully obscured by premature wear due to sinking of the die along the break. Here, the date is sharply defined. Attractive blue and golden-brown border toning adds eye appeal to the silver-gray centers. Census: 2 in 55, 7 finer. CAC: 2 in 55, 4 finer (8/17). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp and Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $100.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15079, realized $20400. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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