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1798 DIME

PCGS No: 4466, 4467, 4468, 4469

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 27,550
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 19.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Other - 10.8% 

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)

Varieties (4):
JR-1 - 
JR-2 - 
JR-3 - 
JR-4 - 

Notes:
The finest "Large 8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

The finest "Small 8" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "1798/97 16 Star Rev." example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest "1798/97 13 Star Rev." example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 490, "JR-1, 16 Stars, 1798/7", illustrated, sold for $28,750.00

Recent appearances:
AU-55, light obverse scratches.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5526, "Five berries, JR-4", plated, sold for $2,415.00

Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 29, "JR-1, 1798/7", plated, sold for $2,645.00  Ex Coin Galleries' sale of November 16, 1983, lot 2022

ANACS Scratched EF Details, Net VF-20.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6928, "JR-1, 1798/97 16 Stars on Reverse", not illustrated, sold for $1,207.50

Very Fine or better in terms of wear.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 485, "Medium 8, JR-4", not plated, sold for $891.25

1798/7 Good.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 484, "16 Star Reverse, JR-1", not plated, sold for $391.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Early United Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.