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: $1.13 (9/5/2015)
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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1821 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 348
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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11/3/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0994, 994/Lot# 1271 $5,029.00
5/28/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 5732 $546.25
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 648 $5,463.00
4/3/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 81: The Leesburg Sale, 86/Lot# 384 $1,311.00
2/24/2010 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5121 $126.50
2/26/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/26/2012, 9/Lot# 35103 $27.00
11/1/2013 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 1 - 3 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1191/Lot# 7428 $305.50
2/3/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7442 $455.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1821 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231511943045461193127113211345157816091753191122612738373057716651139372256311
1321652303847611219128713291422158816571805202724203068441060649079168122256310
000000128713291422158816571805202724203068441060649079168122256300
0000001304133715001598170518582144257933995090635711508196872256300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: mtayl03
 
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