Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,215,000
Catalog: KM-42
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Designer: John Reich
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.39 (4/30/2016)
Diameter: 18.8mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1827 10C MS obverse 1827 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Well over a million dimes were coined during 1827. While a small portion of this total is believed to have comprised pieces dated 1825, there is no denying that the 1827 dime is a fairly common issue.

Nine obverse dies were paired with 10 reverses to create a total of 14 die marriages. Two of these feature the flat-topped numeral 1 in the value, a characteristic of earlier dates. Also included is one variety displaying a prominently repunched 7.

Common varieties include JR-1, -3, -4, -6, -11 and -12. JR-5, -7, -8 and -13 are somewhat scarce, while JR-2 and JR-9 are very scarce. The rarest varieties of all are JR-10 and JR-14, the latter not known when the John Reich book was published.

The supply of Mint State coins is generous for an early dime, though gems are quite scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/15/2015

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1827 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 50.00 65.00 110 235 545 725 825 1075 1275 1600 2200 3200 6250 16500 28500 40000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 6800 - 31000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 385
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/26/1998 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1080, 1080/Lot# 1266 $207.10
3/3/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 225, 231/Lot# 3062 $2,112.55
8/15/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8309 $2,587.50
5/27/2012 NGC Details VF Details  Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 553 $230.00
7/12/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7853 $1,150.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9428 $411.25
12/22/2013 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 146687 $200.00
1/8/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3963 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1827 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1351592092585601066120612711333150517531886210221902770355653557008805217598283041
14317622535972911131228129213901588179719582131238330324156590673561123421167283040
000000122812921390158817971958213123833032415659067356112342116700
000000124913121448167018422030216125773294475564577704144162473500
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2980
Owner: Conly Rieder
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2102
Owner: empireed
 
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