The 1805 Dime has a mintage of 120,780 pieces, the second highest of the Draped Bust series, but only two varieties comprise the entire mintage. JR-1 has 5 Berries on the reverse and JR-2 has 4 Berries on the reverse. Both are of roughly equal rarity, though the 4 Berries reverse is slightly more common.
The finest 1805 4 Berries reverse Dime is the amazing PCGS MS67 from the Knoxville Collection.
Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:34, $149,500 - Simpson Collection - Oliver Jung Collection - Heritage 8/2014:5560, $188,000
Barney Bluestone 12/1945:349, $27 - John Jay Pittman, Jr. - Akers 10/1997:542, $82,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1048, $105,750
John J. Ford, Jr., sold privately in 8/1951 - Andrew Syldlak Collection, sold privately in the 1970s - Richard Burdick Collection - Stack’s 10/1986:50, $18,700 - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately (as an entire collection) on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1049, $82,250
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