Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 510,000
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 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1830 10C MS obverse 1830 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The published mintage for calendar year 1830 probably includes some pieces dated 1829, while additional 1830-dated dimes were likely coined during 1831. This was the norm rather than the exception, until new Mint Director Robert M. Patterson put a stop to the use of obsolete dies in 1835-36.

This is a common date across most grades. Mint State examples of the more common varieties are found with some frequency, though gems remain rare.

The eight die marriages known for this date comprise combinations of four obverses and six reverses. Common varieties include JR-2, -4, -5 and -6, while JR-3, -7 and -8 are slightly scarce. The only rare marriage is JR-1, of which only a few dozen are known.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/24/2014

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1830 10C MS
Base $ 35.00 55.00 78.00 135 325 625 675 900 1075 1325 1600 2200 4000 8900 14750 43500 - - -
$ 375 650 700 1000 1100 1400 1750 2500 4450 10250 - - -

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Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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1/25/2004 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1869 $402.50
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 2328 $2,415.00
12/11/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 1870 $97.75
12/23/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131301/Lot# 26064 $141.00
4/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7724 $411.25
7/27/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30362 $353.68
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 426 $1,275.00
1/5/2014 NCS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 162188 $28.00
6/4/2014 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7698 $587.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1830 10C MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2342
Owner: JustBustDimes
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1066
Owner: JustBustDimes
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