Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 359,500
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.38 (9/21/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1837 CAPPED 10C MS obverse 1837 CAPPED 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1837 dime is moderately scarce overall as compared to earlier dates of the 1829-37 series. Its production was terminated by the introduction of Seated Liberty Dimes in the late spring. Mint State pieces are elusive, though with a higher than usual percentage of gems.

Like the dimes of 1836, the 1837 issue features elongated border beads that are more like true denticles than on the dimes of 1829-35. This resisted both erosion of the die and wearing of the actual coins in circulation.

Two obverses were paired with three reverses for a total of four die marriages. Though not noted in popular catalogs, one obverse features a Script 8 and the other a Block 8. There are no rare varieties for this date, but JR-1 and JR-2 are slightly scarce. JR-3 (Block 8) is illustrated.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2014

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1837 CAPPED 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 50.00 70.00 115 290 290 490 550 685 850 1050 1175 1550 2300 3850 8750 16000 - - - -
$ 325 520 590 735 950 1125 1275 1650 2600 4750 9750 18750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 167
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66


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1/6/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 685 $6,900.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1321 $373.75
5/30/2011 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 3075, 3075/Lot# 1144 $74.75
9/6/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7774 $470.00
11/29/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8301 $305.50
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 644 $356.50
4/7/2013 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10113 $70.00
8/30/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4342 $317.25
2/16/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 169599 $110.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 CAPPED 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513116719034285394910211066111012711450154717072362334546465355770913762224851
12014317424051288597310361080116313301482160019252689377848826139972616669224850
0000009731036108011631330148216001925268937784882613997261666900
00000099710511095121713901514165321433017421251186924117441957700
1837 CAPPED 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12714318320936990810101084113111771345153134217992479349648395569799014192231021
132156191262548942103410991146123314071531827202528183943508263761005717162231020
00000010341099114612331407153182720252818394350826376100571716200
000000105911151161128914691531131322523157439153257183121242013200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5355
Owner: tstone
 
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2479
Owner: empireed
 
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