Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 770,000
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 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1829 10C MS obverse 1829 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Starting this year the transition from the Reich designs to the Kneass interpretation of them was more or less complete. As with the 1828 dimes, however, some of those date 1829 represent a compromise between the old style and new styles. The new reverse has a finely beaded border and narrow rims, yet three die marriages included the old style reverse with its broad denticles. Again, the Mint was not going to discard useable dies just because they were obsolete in style.

The published mintage figure above is for calendar year 1829, but it's believed that additional pieces were struck with this date during 1830. Mint State examples of the more common varieties survive in good numbers, but few of these qualify as gems.

Six obverses were paired with no fewer than 11 reverses to produce a dozen die marriages of 1829 dimes. These vary according to the size of the figures in 10 C.

Common varieties include JR-2, -4 and -7 (photos). More scarce are JR-1, -3, -8 -5, -6, -8, -9, -11 and -12. The scarcest die marriage is JR-10, the highly sought Curled Base 2 variety.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1829 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 34.50 45.60 64.80 115 300 300 420 462 570 690 810 900 1130 1810 3310 7810 12060 26250 - - -
$ 330 460 510 630 760 890 990 1240 1990 3600 8400 13000 28400 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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5/27/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0844, 844/Lot# 1282 $572.25
4/13/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68043, 68043/Lot# 63167 $1,322.50
4/16/2008 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 549 $1,840.00
2/16/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 336, 342/Lot# 430 $328.90
9/6/2009 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2578 $276.00
4/27/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 10064 $53.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2281 $632.50
3/8/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7489 $460.00
8/19/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/19/2012, 36/Lot# 65946 $302.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1829 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11514318625540982094910211084123313811515160918252342315446465574757013978224321
12415720930654686397310421133128214251546168119972612365149556239970616796224320
0000009731042113312821425154616811997261236514955623997061679600
00000099710631183133114701577175321692883414852646904118421961400
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1886
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1381
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
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