Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 33,040
Catalog: KM-31
Obverse Designer: Robert Scot
Reverse Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.39 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 19mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1803 10C MS obverse 1803 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

The co-authors of the book Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 (the JR book) described this date as "probably the most unappreciated of the draped bust dime series." The published Mint record almost certainly includes dimes dated 1802, and the JR authors estimated the actual of 1803-dated dimes figure at 10,000 to 12,000 pieces.

Two obverse dies and four reverses were combined to produce a total of five die marriages. None of these is common, but JR-3 (photos) is the one most often encountered. JR-2 and JR-4 are rare, while JR-1 and JR-5 (discovered after publication of the book) are both very rare. Mint State examples of any variety are also quite rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/10/2015

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1803 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 40
High Grade: 64


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5/1/2016 AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2016 April 27 - May 1 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1234/Lot# 7528


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9/4/2011 PCGS VG 8   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 943 $1,322.50
1/3/2012 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(1), 1166/Lot# 3134 $19,550.00
3/8/2012 PCGS AG 3   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7484 $690.00
2/5/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1408 $3,290.00
2/26/2015 PCGS Genuine G   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1218/Lot# 7222 $399.50
4/22/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3811 $7,637.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1803 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7688569901321158326993406395244734774517554167980119321808727767431294459946105476494923050850
7979011100140819552935358841264573490852556271929713984213143288843619451014662048176497700
00000035884126457349085255627192971398421314328884361945101466204817600
000000377042994674504153367125106151603524540380084410945603471344870300
1803 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81891110511397167128283560412346614971538456328268123191861328488441274562247154487235033151978
8499581166148820573072374843024764510954676511961814417219053370144625461334767749259508800
00000037484302476451095467651196181441721905337014462546133476774925900
000000393544824868524655497389109691651525196389144512446643482004979500
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Grade: VF 25
Points: 1799
Owner: empireed
 
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