Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,190,000
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.48 (9/28/2016)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1836 10C MS obverse 1836 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The high mintage for this date is quite misleading, and it is probably twice the number of dimes which were struck with the 1836 date. A study of emission sequences for the various dies used for 1835 and 1836 dimes proves that many of the 1835-dated pieces came after the first striking of 1836-dated dimes.

Only three each of obverse and reverse dies are known for this date. These were paired as 1-A, 2-B and 3-C, with no sharing of dies for 1836-dated dimes. Though not so noted in popular catalogs, each obverse die is distinctive---one has a Script 8, another has a Block 8, and still another has a Script 8 punched over a Block 8! Of these varieties, JR-2 is common and the others only slightly scarce.

As noted above, this date is more scarce than its published mintage suggests, though certainly not rare. Mint State pieces exist in smaller numbers than for the common 1833-35 dimes.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2016

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1836 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 55.00 80.00 115 295 480 545 720 885 1075 1300 1500 2350 4250 10500 21000 51000 - - -
$ 315 - - - - - - 1575 2600 4550 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 286
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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9/24/1997 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0983, 983/Lot# 1234 $239.80
2/3/2013 PCGS VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 737, 746/Lot# 119 $115.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1733 $2,353.53
9/29/2013 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/29/2013, 94/Lot# 135844 $39.77
1/26/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1057 $329.00
3/21/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11196 $258.50
7/4/2014 NGC VF 20   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21153 $79.90
1/25/2015 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131505/Lot# 21213 $199.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1836 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151311671943427879259741021115212331416151517072426312645655379783414011225661
1201431762434908339419901065117912941449157919472659360648366197989316863225660
000000941990106511791294144915791947265936064836619798931686300
00000095810051108120613551482164321862893408551087016119521971400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1928
Owner: mania
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 793
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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