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1796 DIME - 
JR-6

Rarity: Very Scarce

Notes:
This is one of the more common varieties of this year but it is certainly one of the most dramatic and easily identified because of the numerous die cracks on either side.  Collectors have nicknamed this the "Hyphenated Date" due to the die crack that connects the 1, 7, and 9 of the date (see close-up image below).

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies. 

Images courtesy of the Professional Coin Grading Service

Significant examples:
Superb Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 482, "John Reich 6, Rarity-3", plated, unsold Ex John Whitney Collection; earlier, from Jim Kelly in October, 1951; Stack's sale of the Harold Bareford Collection, October 1981, lot 133

Recent appearances:
PCGS EF-45.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 338, "John Reich-6, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $6,210.00

Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 483, "John Reich 6", plated, sold for  $2,300.00

VG-8 Cleaned Retoned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6731, "JR-6", not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Good-6 Damaged.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6730, "JR-6", not illustrated, sold for $488.75

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

Close-up of 1796 JR-6