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: $1.26 (4/18/2015)
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: 228
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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4/26/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3827

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1/11/1997 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 5827 $299.00
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6462 $2,070.00
12/11/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3187, 3187/Lot# 1870 $97.75
1/3/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5440 $2,185.00
3/11/2012 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 40595 $155.09
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2480 $2,587.50
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 642 $316.25
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 537 $975.00

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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