Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 410,000
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: $1.10 (11/24/2015)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1825 10C MS obverse 1825 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

A total mintage of 510,000 dimes for calendar year 1825 is presumed to have included 100,000 1824-dated coins which comprised the initial delivery in August. The reconstructed mintage for pieces dated 1825 is thus 410,000, though some additional dimes bearing the date 1825 may have been coined in 1827. Such was the nature of the early U. S. Mint, when dies were too precious to be discarded until they failed altogether.

The use of four obverse dies and three reverses resulted in a total of five known die marriages. There are no obvious distinctions between these that would merit separation within general coin references, so only specialists are concerned with their individual rarities.

JR-2 and JR-4 are both common, while JR-1 and JR-3 are scarce. JR-5 alone is a true rarity, with just a few dozen known (photos).

Scattered examples of the more common varieties are known in Mint State, but this date is certainly not common in such condition.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2015

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1825 10C MS
Base $ 55.00 80.00 120 225 475 825 885 975 1125 1500 2150 2850 5000 14500 - - - - -
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Total Graded: 119
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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9/21/2009 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 412, 418/Lot# 7326 $520.95
7/12/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2887, 2887/Lot# 1224 $661.25
9/22/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 3608 $9,200.00
9/4/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 950 $2,760.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9425 $440.63
6/5/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4422 $4,700.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5220 $2,115.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 167961 $310.00
9/14/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216216 $350.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1825 10C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3975
Owner: JustBustDimes
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