Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,215,000
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.30 (6/29/2017)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1827 10C MS obverse 1827 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Well over a million dimes were coined during 1827. While a small portion of this total is believed to have comprised pieces dated 1825, there is no denying that the 1827 dime is a fairly common issue.

Nine obverse dies were paired with 10 reverses to create a total of 14 die marriages. Two of these feature the flat-topped numeral 1 in the value, a characteristic of earlier dates. Also included is one variety displaying a prominently repunched 7.

Common varieties include JR-1, -3, -4, -6, -11 and -12. JR-5, -7, -8 and -13 are somewhat scarce, while JR-2 and JR-9 are very scarce. The rarest varieties of all are JR-10 and JR-14, the latter not known when the John Reich book was published.

The supply of Mint State coins is generous for an early dime, though gems are quite scarce.




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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1827 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 65.00 115 210 545 700 800 1025 1200 1325 1600 1975 2700 4400 15000 32000 65000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 6250 21000 33500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 415
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/26/1998 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1080, 1080/Lot# 1266 $207.10
5/5/2009 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29053, 29053/Lot# 24862 $49.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8309 $2,587.50
5/27/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 553 $230.00
12/8/2013 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 781, 790/Lot# 794 $1,700.00
9/14/2014 NGC VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/14/2014, 192/Lot# 216235 $387.00
2/1/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 23997 $493.50
5/31/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24244 $446.50
7/19/2015 PCGS VF 25   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131530/Lot# 27109 $164.50
9/20/2015 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131539/Lot# 29135 $282.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351592092585601066120612711333150517531886210221902770355653557008805217598283041
14317622535972911131228129213901588179719582131238330324156590673561123421167283040
000000122812921390158817971958213123833032415659067356112342116700
000000124913121448167018422030216125773294475564577704144162473500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 560
Owner: 123cents
 
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