Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 485,000
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: $1.66 (7/10/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1833 10C MS obverse 1833 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The U. S. Mint relocated to a new facility early in 1833, and the resulting disruption led to a wild mix-and-match of old and new dies. How many of the 485,000 dimes coined that year were actually dated 1833 is unknown, and it's likely that some were dated 1832 while additional 1833-dated pieces were made in the next year or two.

Four obverse dies were paired in 10 different combinations with six reverses. JR-4, -5 (photos), -6 and -9 are common, while JR-1 and JR-10 are slightly scarce. JR-2, -7 and -8 are rare, with JR-3 being the rarest variety of the year. Why the High 3 varieties have been singled out for attention in guide books is a puzzle, as the common JR-5 marriage of this obverse brings no premium.

Mint State survivors of the more common varieties are fairly plentiful, with more than the usual number of gems certified for this coin type.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1833 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 32.20 40.80 50.40 93.60 282 282 390 450 540 630 810 870 1190 1880 3250 7810 12060 28750 38130 - -
$ 310 430 500 590 690 890 960 1310 2070 3500 8400 13000 31100 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 380
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1991 $1,506.50
4/28/2010 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7950 $208.15
11/28/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3180, 3180/Lot# 1377 $322.00
6/17/2012 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/17/2012, 27/Lot# 45689 $126.50
7/26/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5480 $460.00
8/2/2012 NGC MS 68   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5089 $32,900.00
12/30/2012 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 732, 741/Lot# 564 $100.00
1/6/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131303/Lot# 29009 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1833 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115131167201348787860974106611931309151515781878238831264646557478348696226531
12014317825049481189810041108123113771536167820482634363249556327812113348226530
0000008981004110812311377153616782048263436324955632781211334800
0000009361035115012701446155717782218288041395264708084081800000
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2388
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2362
Owner: 1879
 
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