Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,190,000
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: $1.22 (10/5/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1836 10C MS obverse 1836 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The high mintage for this date is quite misleading, and it is probably twice the number of dimes which were struck with the 1836 date. A study of emission sequences for the various dies used for 1835 and 1836 dimes proves that many of the 1835-dated pieces came after the first striking of 1836-dated dimes.

Only three each of obverse and reverse dies are known for this date. These were paired as 1-A, 2-B and 3-C, with no sharing of dies for 1836-dated dimes. Though not so noted in popular catalogs, each obverse die is distinctive---one has a Script 8, another has a Block 8, and still another has a Script 8 punched over a Block 8! Of these varieties, JR-2 is common and the others only slightly scarce. JR-1 (Script 8) is illustrated.

As noted above, this date is more scarce than its published mintage suggests, though certainly not rare. Mint State pieces exist in smaller numbers than for the common 1833-35 dimes.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1836 10C MS
Base $ 35.00 47.00 78.00 105 275 490 550 690 850 1200 1700 2350 4150 10000 16000 42500 - - -
$ 315 - - - - - - 2600 4500 - - - -

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Total Graded: 275
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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2/8/2011 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 3010, 3010/Lot# 1036 $30.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1996 $2,415.00
10/17/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24411 $417.45
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 119 $115.00
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1057 $329.00
4/20/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 187779 $2,267.10
6/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 23 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection of US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1213/Lot# 30241 $35,250.00

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 10C MS
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1271
Owner: mania
Grade: XF 40
Points: 450
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
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