Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,186,512
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: $1.24 (10/6/2015)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1821 10C MS obverse 1821 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

1821 registered another large mintage of dimes. Eight obverse dies and an equal number of reverses were combined to produce 10 die marriages. Five of these feature the Large Date used for 1820, while the three remaining varieties are of the Small Date style and appear to have been coined last. There is no significant difference in overall rarity between these major varieties.

As for the individual, numbered die marriages, JR-1, JR-4 and JR-6 through JR-9 are all common, with Small Date variety JR-8 being illustrated here. JR-3, -5 and -10 (photos) are scarce, while JR-2 is rare.

There are a fair number of Mint State survivors for the more common varieties, but gems of this date are rarely encountered.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2015

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Total Graded: 351
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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5/30/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 30 - June 16, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 31/Lot# 152 $776.25
4/3/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 384 $1,311.00
5/26/2010 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2861, 2861/Lot# 1278 $299.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(2), 1158/Lot# 3524 $8,050.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8304 $2,185.00
2/2/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131406/Lot# 20128 $352.50
6/29/2014 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 185986 $350.00
9/19/2014 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3500, 6054/Lot# 22121 $793.13
4/26/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131518/Lot# 21094 $705.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1821 10C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: JustBustDimes
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: mtayl03
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