Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 421,500
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: $1.22 (6/30/2015)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1814 10C MS obverse 1814 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The year 1814 saw the first significant production of dimes since 1807. A single obverse bore the old style Small Date of 1809-11, but the other two obverse dies featured a Large Date that would become standard for most subsequent issues until 1828. These three obverses with paired with four reverses for a total of five known marriages.

None of these five varieties are rare in overall numbers, though their availability in higher grades does differ. JR-3 (photos) joins JR-4 as the ones most often seen, with the three remaining varieties being slightly scarcer. JR-1 (the Small Date) and JR-5, with its legend reading STATESOFAMERICA, are the ones most sought by specialists.

Mint State examples of the more common varieties exist in fair numbers, and this date is a candidate for the advanced type collector.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/15/2015

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1814 10C MS
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Total Graded: 218
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
7/26/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore, MD. Signature Sale #328, 328/Lot# 6523 $2,472.50
2/21/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #29, 33/Lot# 226 $1,322.50
9/10/2006 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1475 $27,600.00
3/28/2009 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 792 $6,900.00
12/17/2012 NGC F 15   Teletrade Auction 3400, 3400/Lot# 1721 $115.00
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 12264 $558.13
9/14/2014 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216221 $875.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1814 10C MS
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Grade: F 15
Points: 894
Owner: Carl Beeson
Grade: VF Details
Points: 353
Owner: Carl Beeson
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