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: $1.13 (8/28/2015)
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 (photos), -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: 7/15/2015

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1830 10C MS
Base $ 35.00 55.00 85.00 135 340 585 685 900 1075 1400 1775 2400 4150 10000 18000 43500 - - -
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Total Graded: 226
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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9/17/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 1644 $2,530.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 67   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 821 $9,775.00
7/11/2010 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2886, 2886/Lot# 1469 $322.00
3/11/2012 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 40600 $238.81
7/21/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 761, 770/Lot# 62 $200.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4082 $2,115.00
10/10/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14632 $423.00
7/5/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131528/Lot# 23419 $305.50

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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