Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 10,975
Catalog: KM-31
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.17 (2/7/2016)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1802 10C MS obverse 1802 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

Typically with early Mint records the published figures for a particular calendar year are not a reliable guide to the number of coins bearing that date. In the case of 1802, however, just a single delivery occurred on July 22, and from this is derived the number included here.

Four die marriages are known for 1802 dimes. Two obverse dies were used, but each of the marriages had a different reverse.

None of these varieties are common, but JR-4 (photos) is the one most often encountered. JR-1 is the rarest, the second example known having been discovered by NGC in 2013. This variety shares a reverse die with the 1802 BD-3 quarter eagle and the 1803 JR-1 dime.

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Price Guide

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1802 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 2325 3400 4200 5850 12000 16250 19000 23000 26500 44000 88500 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 40
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 62


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3/19/2007 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 2342, 2342/Lot# 1417 $2,352.00
10/18/2007 NGC F 15   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 187, 193/Lot# 5246 $2,530.00
9/17/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 1631 $20,700.00
1/31/2010 NGC AU 55   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 948 $13,225.00
8/2/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5084 $14,100.00
7/27/2013 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1718 $4,523.75
1/8/2014 PCGS AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8633 $1,527.50
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175584 $1,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1802 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base725113814212087261434273860423144534591478849125647652410203138831923927134389265675411
863123216432263288535713984430544994657482951575939775011430156682187131065448695675410
0000003984430544994657482951575939775011430156682187131065448695675400
0000004107437945454722487154026232897712656174542450234995508115675400
1802 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base774120615022194274035814028441246404783498551135870677210547143161978927844398525797611
918130517332376302037304156448846884850502853656171803011803161402247431847458935797610
0000004156448846884850502853656171803011803161402247431847458935797600
0000004284456447354918507056186471928913060179652515935849519355797600
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Grade: VG Details
Points: 779
Owner: empireed
 
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