Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 485,000
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 (3/31/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1833 10C MS obverse 1833 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The U. S. Mint relocated to a new facility early in 1833, and the resulting disruption led to a wild mix-and-match of old and new dies. How many of the 485,000 dimes coined that year were actually dated 1833 is unknown, and it's likely that some were dated 1832 while additional 1833-dated pieces were made in the next year or two.

Four obverse dies were paired in 10 different combinations with six reverses. JR-4, -5 (photos), -6 and -9 are common, while JR-1 and JR-10 are slightly scarce. JR-2, -7 and -8 are rare, with JR-3 being the rarest variety of the year. Why the High 3 varieties have been singled out for attention in guide books is a puzzle, as the common JR-5 marriage of this obverse brings no premium.

Mint State survivors of the more common varieties are fairly plentiful, with more than the usual number of gems certified for this coin type.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2014

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1833 10C MS
Base $ 35.00 47.00 65.00 105 275 275 475 535 675 825 1025 1150 1400 2200 3500 8450 14350 37500 45000 - -
$ 315 500 575 725 925 1100 1250 1550 2500 4250 9750 17500 - -

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Total Graded: 393
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67

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11/21/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 6041 $5,175.00
1/20/2008 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68014, 68014/Lot# 61285 $149.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1991 $1,506.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8312 $1,955.00
11/28/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3180, 3180/Lot# 1377 $322.00
8/26/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 65630 $330.00
11/25/2012 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 727, 736/Lot# 1037 $725.00
4/27/2014 PCGS VF 30   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 801, 810/Lot# 2076 $140.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1833 10C MS
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2388
Owner: JustBustDimes
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2362
Owner: 1879
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