Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,190,000
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.52 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1836 10C MS obverse 1836 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The high mintage for this date is quite misleading, and it is probably twice the number of dimes which were struck with the 1836 date. A study of emission sequences for the various dies used for 1835 and 1836 dimes proves that many of the 1835-dated pieces came after the first striking of 1836-dated dimes.

Only three each of obverse and reverse dies are known for this date. These were paired as 1-A, 2-B and 3-C, with no sharing of dies for 1836-dated dimes. Though not so noted in popular catalogs, each obverse die is distinctive---one has a Script 8, another has a Block 8, and still another has a Script 8 punched over a Block 8! Of these varieties, JR-2 is common and the others only slightly scarce. JR-1 (Script 8) is illustrated.

As noted above, this date is more scarce than its published mintage suggests, though certainly not rare. Mint State pieces exist in smaller numbers than for the common 1833-35 dimes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1836 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.20 40.80 48.00 92.40 282 282 390 420 510 570 720 810 1000 1940 3250 7500 11060 28750 - - -
$ 310 430 460 560 630 790 890 1100 2130 3500 8100 11900 31100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 245
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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8/13/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0971, 971/Lot# 1280 $228.90
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1326 $3,936.25
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 119 $115.00
5/19/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131322/Lot# 26072 $141.00
7/7/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131329/Lot# 20824 $29.00
7/21/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/21/2013, 84/Lot# 128774 $121.00
11/15/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1190/Lot# 33097 $1,175.00
1/26/2014 PCGS   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1057 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151311671943427879259741021115212331416151517072426312645655379783414011225661
1201431762434908339419891064117912941449157919462659360548366197989316862225660
000000941989106411791294144915791946265936054836619798931686200
00000095710051108120613551482164321862892408551077015119521971400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1271
Owner: mania
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 450
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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