Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 359,500
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.28 (3/31/2015)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1837 CAPPED 10C MS obverse 1837 CAPPED 10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The 1837 dime is moderately scarce overall as compared to earlier dates of the 1829-37 series. Its production was terminated by the introduction of Seated Liberty Dimes in the late spring. Mint State pieces are elusive, though with a higher than usual percentage of gems.

Like the dimes of 1836, the 1837 issue features elongated border beads that are more like true denticles than on the dimes of 1829-35. This resisted both erosion of the die and wearing of the actual coins in circulation.

Two obverses were paired with three reverses for a total of four die marriages. Though not noted in popular catalogs, one obverse features a Script 8 and the other a Block 8. There are no rare varieties for this date, but JR-1 and JR-2 are slightly scarce. JR-3 (Block 8) is illustrated.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2014

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1837 CAPPED 10C MS
Base $ 35.00 50.00 70.00 115 290 290 490 550 685 850 1050 1175 1550 2300 3850 8750 16000 - - - -
$ 325 520 590 735 950 1125 1275 1650 2600 4750 9750 18750 - -

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Total Graded: 173
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 66

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5/25/2008 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68061, 68061/Lot# 61138 $253.00
12/28/2011 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3198, 3198/Lot# 1429 $368.00
4/8/2012 NGC Details G Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/08/2012, 17/Lot# 35109 $21.00
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 644 $356.50
4/7/2013 PCGS F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 746, 755/Lot# 10113 $70.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 1720 $881.25
8/30/2013 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4342 $317.25
6/3/2014 PCGS XF 45   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3770 $340.75

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1837 CAPPED 10C MS
1837 CAPPED 10C MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 5355
Owner: tstone
Grade: MS 63 PL
Points: 2479
Owner: empireed
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