Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35,000
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.28 (5/7/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1828 SMALL DATE JR-1 10C MS obverse 1828 SMALL DATE JR-1 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

There were just two die marriages for 1828 dimes, and this Small Date variety came first. It's believed that 90,000 of the 125,000 dimes coined during calendar year 1828 were actually dated 1827, leaving a net mintage of just 35,000 pieces dated 1828. This consisted of 15,000 coins delivered February 8 and another 20,000 on December 31. Scholars of the series have determined that all of these were Small Date pieces and that the Large Date dimes, which were struck the following year, are of unknown mintage.

The 1828 Small Date dime is somewhat more available than its Large Date brother, but neither is common in any grade. Mint State pieces are very elusive.


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Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/2/1997 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0907, 907/Lot# 1172 $414.20
2/24/2003 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 323 $3,470.00
3/1/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 438 $4,312.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1290 $3,450.00
2/24/2010 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 40/Lot# 5122 $334.65
9/7/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3330 $977.50
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1172/Lot# 3374 $5,175.00
1/9/2013 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9429 $164.50

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