Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 770,000
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.29 (2/28/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1829 10C MS obverse 1829 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Starting this year the transition from the Reich designs to the Kneass interpretation of them was more or less complete. As with the 1828 dimes, however, some of those date 1829 represent a compromise between the old style and new styles. The new reverse has a finely beaded border and narrow rims, yet three die marriages included the old style reverse with its broad denticles. Again, the Mint was not going to discard useable dies just because they were obsolete in style.

The published mintage figure above is for calendar year 1829, but it's believed that additional pieces were struck with this date during 1830. Mint State examples of the more common varieties survive in good numbers, but few of these qualify as gems.

Six obverses were paired with no fewer than 11 reverses to produce a dozen die marriages of 1829 dimes. These vary according to the size of the figures in 10 C.

Common varieties include JR-2, -4 and -7 (photos). More scarce are JR-1, -3, -8 -5, -6, -8, -9, -11 and -12. The scarcest die marriage is JR-10, the highly sought Curled Base 2 variety.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2014

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1829 10C MS
Base $ 37.00 50.00 78.00 145 325 325 525 575 700 900 1200 1300 1500 2250 4300 9000 15000 38500 - - -
$ 350 535 625 750 1050 1250 1400 1650 2600 4650 10500 20500 - -

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Total Graded: 364
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1975 $1,006.25
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 679 $4,600.00
5/30/2010 PCGS G 6   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1313 $5,850.00
7/7/2011 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7833 $517.50
10/13/2011 PCGS G 4   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7770 $109.25
12/9/2012 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 729, 738/Lot# 45 $252.00
1/2/2013 NGC G 4   Teletrade Auction 3410, 3410/Lot# 1129 $33.00
1/9/2013 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9350 $1,410.00
6/3/2014 NGC VF 35   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3766 $129.25
9/14/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216213 $450.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1829 10C MS
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1886
Owner: JustBustDimes
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1381
Owner: JustBustDimes
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