Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 33,040
Catalog: KM-31
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.14 (7/29/2015)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
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1803 10C MS obverse 1803 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The co-authors of the book Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 (the JR book) described this date as "probably the most unappreciated of the draped bust dime series." The published Mint record almost certainly includes dimes dated 1802, and the JR authors estimated the actual of 1803-dated dimes figure at 10,000 to 12,000 pieces.

Two obverse dies and four reverses were combined to produce a total of five die marriages. None of these is common, but JR-3 (photos) is the one most often encountered. JR-2 and JR-4 are rare, while JR-1 and JR-5 (discovered after publication of the book) are both very rare. Mint State examples of any variety are also quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/13/2015

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1803 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1250 1650 2075 2850 7750 13500 16000 25000 43500 67500 - 140000 275000 - - - - - -
$ 8750 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 35
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64


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8/16/2015 F Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7406


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7/30/2008 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 1436 $19,550.00
9/4/2011 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 943 $1,322.50
12/8/2011 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3363 $2,185.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4060 $35,250.00
6/23/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30232 $22,325.00
2/5/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1408 $3,290.00
4/22/2015 NGC VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3812 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7688569901321158326993406395244734774517554167980119321808727767431294459946105476494923050850
7979001100140819552934358841254573490752556270929713983213133288743619451014661948176497700
00000035884125457349075255627092971398321313328874361945101466194817600
000000377042994673504153357125106141603524540380084410945603471344870300
1803 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81891110511397167128283560412346614971538456328268123191861328488441274562247154487235033151978
8499571166148820563072374743024764510854666510961814417219043370144625461324767749259508800
00000037474302476451085466651096181441721904337014462546132476774925900
000000393544814867524655497389109681651525196389144512346643482004979500
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