Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 485,000
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.44 (8/24/2016)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1833 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 47.00 78.00 105 275 490 550 690 850 1025 1200 1600 2350 3550 9900 16500 39500 47000 - -
$ 315 - - - - - - - 2650 4400 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 422
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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2/10/2008 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1991 $1,506.50
7/4/2010 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 2882, 2882/Lot# 1603 $287.50
10/13/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7854 $345.00
11/10/2011 PCGS XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 635, 642/Lot# 7132 $287.50
2/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1167/Lot# 3315 $2,530.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1988 $1,094.80
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1177/Lot# 3432 $2,585.00
12/1/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 152104 $137.50
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4104 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1833 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base115131167201348787860974106611931309151515781878238831264646557478348696226531
12014317825049481189810051108123213781536167820482634363349556327812113348226530
0000008981005110812321378153616782048263436334955632781211334800
0000009361035115112701446155717782218288041395265708184091800100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3365
Owner: 1879
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2402
Owner: Senator32
 
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