As of May, 2024, a 1796 Dime JR-2 in circulated condition is worth between $3,250.00 and $15,000.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued at up to $225,000.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $141,000.00 in the 08/16/2015 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Robert Scot
Edge: Reeded
Diameter: 19.80 millimeters
Weight: 2.70 grams
Mintage: 22,135
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

1796 Dime Jr-2 (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State225,000.00225,000.00225,000.00
Extremely Fine15,000.0015,000.0015,000.00
Fine and Very Fine10,000.0010,000.0010,000.00
Poor, Fair, and About Good3,250.003,250.003,250.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1796 Draped Bust Dime. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1796 Dime (Regular Strike)2,000.0027,500.0030,000.001,250,000.00
1796 Dime JR-1 (Regular Strike)2,000.0027,500.0030,000.001,100,000.00
1796 Dime JR-3 (Regular Strike)9,000.009,000.00N/AN/A
1796 Dime JR-4 (Regular Strike)4,000.0011,000.00325,000.00325,000.00
1796 Dime JR-5 (Regular Strike)6,500.0035,000.0075,000.0075,000.00
1796 Dime JR-6 (Regular Strike)2,000.0027,500.0030,000.0075,000.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1796 Dime Jr-2 (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1796 Dime JR-2 (Regular Strike) coin across various grades from PO-1 to MS-66. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-66 having the highest max price $141,000.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1796 Dime JR-2 (Regular Strike).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1796 Dime JR-2 (Regular Strike) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 76.19% share, followed by Stack's Bowers / Stack's with 16.67% / 4.76% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1796 Dime JR-2 (Regular Strike) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
VG-8NGCHeritage Auctions6,000.0001/14/2024
XF-45PCGSLegend Rare Coin Auctions13,512.5012/16/2021
VG-8PCGSStack's Bowers3,360.0008/25/2021
AG-3PCGSStack's Bowers930.0007/28/2021
VG-10NGCHeritage Auctions3,480.0004/26/2020
VF-25NGCHeritage Auctions5,400.0009/08/2019
AU-50PCGSHeritage Auctions5,040.0007/14/2019
XF-40NGCHeritage Auctions3,840.0004/28/2019
XF-40ANACSHeritage Auctions4,080.0003/16/2019
AU-55NGCHeritage Auctions9,000.0002/03/2019
MS-62PCGSHeritage Auctions17,400.0001/14/2019
XF-45PCGSHeritage Auctions9,900.0012/07/2017
XF-45PCGSHeritage Auctions9,693.7508/02/2017
VF-30PCGSHeritage Auctions5,405.0010/29/2015
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions15,275.0010/28/2015
AU-58PCGSStack's Bowers19,388.0010/02/2015
MS-66PCGSHeritage Auctions141,000.0008/16/2015
VF-25PCGSHeritage Auctions5,875.0006/07/2015
VG-10NGCHeritage Auctions3,760.0004/26/2015
F-12NGCStack's Bowers1,057.5003/06/2015
VF-30PCGSHeritage Auctions6,462.5001/07/2015
AG-3PCGSHeritage Auctions1,410.0001/07/2015
FR-2PCGSHeritage Auctions910.6312/04/2014
VF-25NGCHeritage Auctions5,875.0009/04/2014
AU-55PCGSHeritage Auctions15,275.0008/05/2014
VG-8PCGSHeritage Auctions4,406.2508/05/2014
AG-3PCGSHeritage Auctions1,468.7507/10/2014
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions41,125.0006/23/2014
PO-1PCGSStack's Bowers2,937.5003/27/2014
VG-8NGCStack's Bowers3,819.0002/22/2013
VF-20PCGSStack's Bowers6,325.0008/04/2012
F-12NGCHeritage Auctions2,300.0005/30/2012
AU-50NGCHeritage Auctions11,500.0001/03/2012
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions54,625.0010/13/2011
XF-40NGCHeritage Auctions3,738.0009/07/2011
AU-58NGCHeritage Auctions14,950.0008/11/2010
VF-20PCGSHeritage Auctions5,750.0009/01/2008
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions34,500.0007/30/2008
F-12NCSHeritage Auctions2,070.0004/01/2008
AU-53NGCHeritage Auctions12,075.0008/09/2007