Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 485,000
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7000g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.40 (7/5/2020)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1833 10C MS obverse 1833 10C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The U. S. Mint relocated to a new facility early in 1833, and the resulting disruption led to a wild mix-and-match of old and new dies. How many of the 485,000 dimes coined that year were actually dated 1833 is unknown, and it's likely that some were dated 1832 while additional 1833-dated pieces were made in the next year or two.

Four obverse dies were paired in 10 different combinations with six reverses. JR-4, -5, -6 and -9 are common, while JR-1 and JR-10 are slightly scarce. JR-2, -7 and -8 are rare, with JR-3 being the rarest variety of the year. Why the High 3 varieties have been singled out for attention in guide books is a puzzle, as the common JR-5 marriage of this obverse brings no premium.

Mint State survivors of the more common varieties are fairly plentiful, with more than the usual number of gems certified for this coin type.

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Last Updated: 6/19/2020

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1833 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 60.00 75.00 100.00 225 350 450 475 650 890 890 980 1140 1670 3050 5975 17000 50000 70000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2650 4400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 472
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 67

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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/30/2020 1833 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base7183126722122131324532252538552132---471
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--------------11------2
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Total71831267221221313245322525395621321--474
 1%4%7%5%15%4%5%3%3%5%11%0%5%5%8%12%4%1%0%0%-- 
1833 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1833 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115131167201348787860974106611931309151515781878238831264646557478348696226531
12014317825049481189810051108123213781536167820482634363349556327812113348226530
0000008981005110812321378153616782048263436334955632781211334800
0000009361035115112701446155717782218288041395265708184091800100
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2388
Owner: JustBustDimes
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 787
Owner: 123cents
 
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