Coins Certified as of 2/10

My Coin #05905008

1823/2 10C Large E'S MS64

PCGS#: 4499

Owner's Comments

1823/2 10C Large Es MS64 JR-3, R.2. A fairly common variety and the most common 1823 Dime - all being overdates. The overdate feature is clear with a loupe, as the base of the 2 extends to the right of the 3, and the neck of the 2 is visible within the lower loop of the 3. Diagnostically, the D in UNITED is over a previously punched E, obverse star 7 points to the upper edge of Liberty's headband (not at her upper curl, as it does in the JR-2), and the E in STATES is higher than the second S. There is a prominent center dot directly beneath Liberty's ear. Intensely lustrous, both sides shimmer with a fully original, satin-white texture. There are blushes of pale-apricot tinting here and there around the obverse periphery, but the overall appearance is one of radiant brilliance. Well struck throughout, most areas are actually sharply impressed from the dies. Minimally abraded and nearly qualifying as an MS-65, Condition Census for both the 1832/2 JR-3 die marriage as well as the Large Es. This variety is scarce as a near-Gem, and just one piece is ranked higher, at MS65, by PCGS (10/07).

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: All 1823 Dimes are overdates that show a clear 3 over an underlying 2.  On the reverses of 1823/2 Dimes, the E's in the legends will be either larger or smaller than the adjacent lettering.  Two distinct die varieties make up the entire Large E's population.

In 1984, Davis et al claimed to know of at least six specimens in MS60 or better.  PCGS has certified several examples in MS63 to MS66.  The finest example is the PCGS MS66 in the High Desert Collection.  D. Brent Pogue's example was certified as a PCGS MS65.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 440,000 Weight: 2.70 grams Metal Content: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 150 R-7.5 2 / 17 TIE 4 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 18 R-9.2 7 / 17 10 / 35
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 17 TIE 1 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
2 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade