Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,186,512
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.36 (10/21/2019)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1821 10C MS obverse 1821 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1821 registered another large mintage of dimes. Eight obverse dies and an equal number of reverses were combined to produce 10 die marriages. Five of these feature the Large Date used for 1820, while the three remaining varieties are of the Small Date style and appear to have been coined last. There is no significant difference in overall rarity between these major varieties.

As for the individual, numbered die marriages, JR-1, JR-4 and JR-6 through JR-9 are all common. JR-3, -5 and -10 are scarce, while JR-2 is rare.

There are a fair number of Mint State survivors for the more common varieties, but gems of this date are rarely encountered.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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1821 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 75.00 110 340 600 800 1000 1100 1200 1350 1500 2000 2750 5100 18000 28000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 392
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1821 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1119273352171915132932-17253432115----391
---------------1--1---2
---------------2------2
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Total1119273352171915132932-172534351151---395
 3 %5 %7 %8 %13 %4 %5 %4 %3 %7 %8 %-4 %6 %9 %9 %3 %1 %0 %--- 
1821 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 648 $5,463.00
1/3/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2542 $3,450.00
9/13/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 5516 $460.00
2/18/2013 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3418, 3418/Lot# 1912 $575.00
12/22/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 159765 $4,000.00
3/28/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5219 $1,175.00
4/22/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3820 $6,462.50
12/12/2018 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131851/Lot# 25320 $288.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1821 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1231511943045461193127113211345157816091753191122612738373057716651139372256311
1321652313857621219128813291423158816571806202824203069441060649080168122256310
000000128813291423158816571806202824203069441060649080168122256300
0000001304133715001599170518582144257933995091635811508196882256300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2261
Owner: mtayl03
 
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