1796 Dime Die shift.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lee Gilmore, Apr 19, 2024.

  1. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Active Member

    Hello friends.
    Here's a new coin for me but I'm not to sure about the die shift on the obverse near the bottom star. Has anyone seen a similar coin with the same problem.

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  3. Coins4Eli

    Coins4Eli Collector of Early American Copper

    Not die shift, it's a die break, more commonly known as a "cud". Your coin is the die variety JR-1. Pretty much all JR-1 1796 dimes have the exact same break as on your coin. :)
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    That sir is a nice Cud on an early US coin. A piece of the die broke off in that area.
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  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Here is my example.

    1796 Dime All.jpg

    It is believed that this was the first set of dime dies that were used in 1796. There are six 1796 dime die varieties in total. The cud to the left of date appears on all of the known examples of this variety. The die probably broke during the harding process. The cud grows until it covers up the first star according to the Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 book.
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  9. Lee Gilmore

    Lee Gilmore Active Member

    Wow you know your stuff. Thanks so much
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