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: $1.27 (3/2/2015)
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
Base $ 50.00 65.00 90.00 225 535 535 700 800 1040 1150 1400 1550 1900 3000 6000 15300 29000 38500 - - -
$ 590 775 875 1100 1200 1500 1650 2100 3750 9000 17500 - - -

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Total Graded: 356
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/11/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23023, 23023/Lot# 11253 $500.25
8/13/2006 NGC MS 67   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5136 $32,200.00
1/10/2008 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 211, 217/Lot# 8296 $431.25
3/24/2010 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2829, 2829/Lot# 1405 $460.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1304 $2,777.25
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(1), 1162/Lot# 3368 $2,185.00
5/27/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 553 $230.00
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7852 $322.00
2/2/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 146687 $220.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 10C MS
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1707
Owner: JTO
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