1804 10C 13 Stars Reverse AU53

CERTIFICATION#: -31923
PCGS#: 4474

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Bluestone Sale (1945) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $19800

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1804, the Coiner at the US Mint used two different reverse dies to produce Dimes.  The most obvious difference between the two dies is the number of stars on the reverse in the field above the eagle.  The first variety (JR-1) has 13 stars; the second variety (JR-2) has 14 stars.  Both varieties are rare, , but he 14 Stars variety enjoys a big premium over the 13 Stars variety in top condition.  The highest 13 Stars graded by PCGS include two at the AU53, with none finer.  Any example of an 1804 Dime is the mark of an advanced collection.

Diameter: 19.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 8,265 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 75 R-8.2 4 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade
2 AU53 PCGS grade  
2 AU53 PCGS grade   Barney Bluestone 12/1945:1341, $61 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers 10/1997:541, $19,800
4 AU50 estimated grade  
4 AU50 estimated grade