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: $1.33 (10/24/2014)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 7/24/2014

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1827 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 65.00 90.00 190 490 490 700 800 1040 1150 1400 1550 1900 3000 5000 14750 26000 43500 - - -
$ 550 775 875 1100 1200 1500 1650 2100 3750 6000 17500 32500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 353
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/5/2006 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2170, 2170/Lot# 1203 $358.40
6/1/2006 NGC MS 65   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 1021 $21,850.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1988 $1,897.50
3/3/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3062 $2,112.55
4/15/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21192 $241.50
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2506 $3,877.50
2/16/2014 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 170999 $253.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351592092585601066120612711333150517531886210221902770355653557008805217598283041
14317522535872811121227129113901587179719582131238330324155590673561123421166283040
000000122712911390158717971958213123833032415559067356112342116600
000000124913121447167018412030216025763294475564577704144162473500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1707
Owner: JTO
 
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