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1796 DIME - 
JR-4

Rarity: Very Common

Notes:
The obverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 JR-3

In June 2003, Michael S. Fey reported the discovery of examples of 1796 JR-3 and JR-4 with widely repunched 6's in the date.  In reality, the 6 of the date is triple-punched.

The reverse die of this variety was also used on:
1796 JR-5

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
NGC MS-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 488, illustrated, sold for $32,200.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 480, "John Reich 4 (Dies 3-D), Rarity-4", plated, unsold Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Stack's sale of January, 1990, lot 1

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 23, "JR-4, 4 Berry Rev.", plated, sold for $6,325.00  Ex: Dr. J. Hewitt Judd; Abner Kreisberg's sale of May 20, 1966, lot 1042

Recent appearances:
Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 481, "John Reich 4, Rarity-4", plated, sold for $8,050.00

PCGS VF-30.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6927, "JR-4", illustrated, sold for $3,105.00

Net VF-20, sharpness of EF-40, Brushed, Cleaned, Retoned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1403, illustrated, sold for $2,990.00  From the sale of the Rogers M. Fred, Jr. and Peter A. Ward, M.D. Collections, November 1995, Lot 2407; previously from the sale of the Brilliant and Sieck Collections, January 1992, Lot 1124

Net F-12.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 575, "JR-4", sold for $2,012.50

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

"Fey Finds Dime With Repunched '6'", Numismatic News, June 10, 2003, page 1.