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1796 DIME - 
JR-1

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Valentine 1a

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 JR-2

This was the only use of the reverse die.

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", September 22, 2002, Lot 186, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 570, "JR-1", sold for $4,830.00

Net EF-45, sharpness of AU-55, Recolored.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 134, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00

Net VF-30.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 571, "JR-1", sold for $2,185.00

Net VG-8 Repaired.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 572, "JR-1", sold for $1,150.00

PCI Good-6.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 489, illustrated, sold for $949.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early United Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.