Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 942,587
Catalog: KM-42
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.58 (7/29/2016)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1820 10C MS obverse 1820 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

After a six-year break in dime coinage, the U. S. Mint really went to town in 1820. Nearly a million pieces were produced. This high mintage saw eight obverses paired with nine reverses for a total of 13 known die marriages.

These varieties have traditionally been grouped into those having a Small 0 in the date and those having a Large 0, but interest in such varieties is actually quite limited. The most popular variety is JR-1, which utilized the leftover 1814 die reading STATESOFAMERICA. Of course, it's also possible that the 1814 version was actually coined in 1820 with a still useable 1814 obverse die.

JR-7 is, along with JR-13, the most commonly seen variety. JR-1, -2 (photos), -3, -5, -6, -8, -9, -10 and -11 are slightly scarce, while JR-4 and JR-12 are both rare, the latter especially so.

There are quite a number examples within the lower Mint State grades, but gems are few and far between.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/14/2015

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1820 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 65.00 95.00 230 510 765 950 1100 1275 1375 1500 2000 3100 6100 14000 31750 - - - -
$ 575 - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 296
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


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10/6/2003 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1789, 1789/Lot# 1076 $3,300.00
12/26/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #68, 73/Lot# 241 $1,518.00
1/26/2014 NGC MS 67   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1054 $38,775.00
4/20/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/20/2014, 186/Lot# 188176 $193.60
10/24/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3505, 6059/Lot# 23107 $176.25
4/22/2015 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3819 $2,585.00
6/4/2015 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 7346 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1820 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231512013115751092121312961483157816491725188621022688356754547852137732231311
1321682383997471132124113581515160216741779195822972981419662539826166202231310
000000124113581515160216741779195822972981419662539826166202231300
0000001268142115461625170018322030249332744825705311799194662231300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2445
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
 
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