Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 33,040
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.30 (12/3/2016)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
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1803 10C MS obverse 1803 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The co-authors of the book Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 (the JR book) described this date as "probably the most unappreciated of the draped bust dime series." The published Mint record almost certainly includes dimes dated 1802, and the JR authors estimated the actual of 1803-dated dimes figure at 10,000 to 12,000 pieces.

Two obverse dies and four reverses were combined to produce a total of five die marriages. None of these is common, but JR-3 (photos) is the one most often encountered. JR-2 and JR-4 are rare, while JR-1 and JR-5 (discovered after publication of the book) are both very rare. Mint State examples of any variety are also quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1803 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/4/2011 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 943 $1,322.50
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4060 $35,250.00
7/27/2013 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4058 $35,250.00
2/27/2014 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3265 $3,055.00
6/4/2014 PCGS VG 8   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3553 $1,645.00
2/5/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1408 $3,290.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base179919282233251029364591504954665922737491229723106531257113606168424313611111
1842203023252652348847445188561864067957932210033112921291614685256074313611110
0000005188561864067957932210033112921291614685256074313611100
0000005327577068908539952310343119321326115763343714313611100
1803 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1886200923022585300947685243632461537597941510043109711294113914172964415711111
1927210723962726359549265603632466348203962410352116281326515041262504415711110
0000005603632466348203962410352116281326515041262504415711100
0000005964632471168809983410662122841359016169352034415711100
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 3057
Owner: empireed
 
Grade: VG 8
Points: 2643
Owner: Francis C
 
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