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Lot 1689

1798 Draped Bust Dime. Large 8. PCGS graded MS-63 JR-4, Rarity 3. Vibrant natural multi-color toning.A beaming Mint State rolling in swirling in original luster that emits boldly beneath brightly toned and truly gorgeous highlights. Possessed of a much better-quality strike than is normally found for a 1798, all hair curls and the drapery at the shoulder are very crisply defined. The eagle shows full lines in the shield, complete E PLURIBUS UNUM on the ribbon, and well defined (meaning not weak) stars overhead. Both sides of this handsome piece have similar beautiful toning. JR-4 is ranked as a Rarity-3 variety. It is attributed by the flat topped 1 in the date, and 5 berries on the reverse branch. The JR-4 is the most frequently encountered of the four 1798 varieties, but it is still a scarce coin as only 27,550 dimes were produced with this date. Mint States like the one offered are almost impossible to obtain. A vertical die crack to Liberty's nose is often seen on this variety, as found here. Pop 2, 4 finer. MS66 finest. (PCGS # 4466) .
Estimated Value $25,000 - 30,000.

Realized $36,800

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