Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,215,000
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: $1.30 (5/29/2015)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1827 10C MS obverse 1827 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Well over a million dimes were coined during 1827. While a small portion of this total is believed to have comprised pieces dated 1825, there is no denying that the 1827 dime is a fairly common issue.

Nine obverse dies were paired with 10 reverses to create a total of 14 die marriages. Two of these feature the flat-topped numeral 1 in the value, a characteristic of earlier dates. Also included is one variety displaying a prominently repunched 7.

Common varieties include JR-1, -3, -4, -6, -11 and -12 (photos). JR-5, -7, -8 and -13 are somewhat scarce, while JR-2 and JR-9 are very scarce. The rarest varieties of all are JR-10 and JR-14, the latter not known when the John Reich book was published.

The supply of Mint State coins is generous for an early dime, though gems are quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 1/21/2015

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1827 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 65.00 90.00 225 535 700 800 1040 1150 1550 1900 3000 6000 15300 29000 38500 - - -
$ 590 775 875 1100 1200 1650 2100 3750 9000 17500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 358
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
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2/7/2001 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1404, 1404/Lot# 1222 $436.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 553 $230.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 8287 $705.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1181/Lot# 3936 $21,737.50
4/24/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4181 $22,325.00
6/23/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123237 $9.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1722 $2,585.00
12/8/2013 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 794 $1,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351592092585601066120612711333150517531886210221902770355653557008805217598283041
14317522535872811121227129113901587179719582131238330324155590673561123421166283040
000000122712911390158717971958213123833032415559067356112342116600
000000124913121447167018412030216025763294475564577704144162473500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2980
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
 
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