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: $1.18 (10/3/2015)
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: 7/15/2015

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1827 10C MS
Base $ 50.00 65.00 110 235 545 725 825 1075 1275 1600 2200 3200 6250 16500 28500 40000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6800 - 31000 - -

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Total Graded: 368
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/13/2005 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2000, 2000/Lot# 1107 $1,320.00
8/11/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8716 $776.25
4/15/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131217/Lot# 21192 $241.50
5/27/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 553 $230.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5425 $6,440.00
8/8/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3487 $3,818.75
12/8/2013 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 794 $1,700.00
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
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2980
Owner: Conly Rieder
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
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