Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 51,065
Catalog: KM-42
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.28 (2/27/2015)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1809 JR-1 10C MS obverse 1809 JR-1 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The dimes dated 1809 were coined both in that year and in the latter half of 1810, some 6,355 pieces being added at that time, though no dies dated 1810 were used.

Assistant Engraver John Reich prepared the hubs for this type, which was a reduction of his half dollar first coined in 1807. A single die pair produced all of the 1809 dimes. The addition of a value reading "10 C." signaled the end of die sharing with the quarter eagle.

1809 dimes are moderately scarce in all grades and genuinely rare in Mint State. Most have shallow or incomplete border denticles, and this date is frequently seen slightly off-centered.


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Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1809 JR-1 10C MS
Base $ 475 850 1275 1550 2550 2550 3400 4000 4450 5500 6000 6350 6850 8500 15000 26500 41000 - - - -
$ 2600 3550 4250 4600 5975 6250 6500 7500 9400 17000 30000 - - -

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Total Graded: 47
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

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4/24/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0835, 835/Lot# 346 $436.00
7/31/2006 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 98, 103/Lot# 380 $1,380.00
6/26/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 June West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature Coin Auction #1110, 1110/Lot# 713 $11,500.00
1/29/2012 PCGS F 15   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 671 $1,150.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3311 $23,000.00
9/6/2012 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7761 $1,410.00
10/17/2012 PCGS G 6   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1309 $528.75
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3931 $10,575.00
2/15/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131508/Lot# 27492 $376.00

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NGC Registry Score 1809 JR-1 10C MS
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