A Small Group of Scarce Dimes

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  1. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    I thought these would look nice when pictured together...


    five 5 scarce dimes obv - VVGGPP!! - 1.jpg five 5 scarce dimes rev - VVGGPP!! - 1.jpg
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    They do look nice, beautiful set, Eduard. Love the draped busts.
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  4. Paddy54

    Paddy54 Variety Collector

    Nice grouping of Americana...two thumbs up!
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  5. YoloBagels

    YoloBagels Well-Known Member

    Beautiful, love the draped busts.
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  6. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They sure do look nice!
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  7. bradgator2

    bradgator2 Supporter! Supporter

    That looks awesome
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  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Wow, great looking set! :D Have you sent them in to be graded yet? I'm asking, not because they look fake but because they could potentially be worth thousands of dollars! :cigar: On the 1796 there are three dots, one right in front of her neck and another two at the trunk of her neck.
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  9. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Nice looking set.
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  10. bradgator2

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    That pic makes me feel like:
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  11. robec

    robec Junior Member

    Admittedly I know nothing about Draped Bust Dimes, but I'm a little confused after reading the description of them in CoinFacts. They describe the 1796 as having 13 obverse stars, while the 1797 contains either 13 or 16.

    Thirteen obverse stars are found on the 1796, while the 1797 features either 13 or 16 obverse stars.

    But all the 1796 shown in CoinFacts as well as the OP's contain 15. Are there a couple I'm not suppose to be counting?
  12. Long Beard

    Long Beard Active Member

    13 stars represent the original 13 states. Vermont, Kentucky and Tennessee represented by 14-16. Very nice dime collection! As a dime lover, I'm back to 1837 in the Seated and contemplating starting on the Capped Busts despite lacking 33 of the former.
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  13. robec

    robec Junior Member

    If this was in response to my question about the 13 stars, I am aware of what the stars represent. My question was why the CF description said there were only 13 stars on the 1796 when clearly there are 15.
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  14. Dimeman

    Dimeman New Member

    Great group of Dimes. I have all of those but the 85-S. I had a PCGS40, but sold it with my set in 2016 to Rick Snow. I am now work on the Top 100 set by Gerry Fortin. At one time I had the 1804, but sold it to Harry Labstian. (sp)?
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  15. Eduard

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    Just to be sure, I went back and checked my handy Bust Dime Variety ID Guide. There are 7 known varieties of the 1796 dime (this one is a JR-2). At least 6 of them have 15 stars (the last one, JR-7, is unique and too worn for me to count the stars).
    Therefore, if CoinFacts says 1796 Dimes have 13 stars, it is most likely a mistake.
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  16. Eduard

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    I have been trying to find an suitable (read: affordable) 1804 Dime for decades, and have almost given up.
  17. robec

    robec Junior Member

    The part in my first post that is in bold is a direct quote from CoinFacts. I read the same description on anther site as well. Amazing how much misinformation there is even on reputable sites.
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  18. Dimeman

    Dimeman New Member

    There are 6 known varieties of the 1796 Dime and all 6 have 15 Stars on the obverse. The 1797 has 2 varieties JR-1 has 16 Stars on the obverse and JR-2 has 13 Stars on the obverse.

    I have a 1796 JR-6 Dime and it has 15 Stars.
  19. Dimeman

    Dimeman New Member

    I had a really nice original PCGS VG10 in a OGH slab. That is one coin I wish I had back!!!
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  20. Eduard

    Eduard Supporter**

    I think I would too! that is a dream coin for dime collectors. How many are estimated to exist ?
  21. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    Beautiful group, Eduard. It's so hard to find the early ones problem free. Well done!
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