1802 10C VG8

CERTIFICATION#: -38705
PCGS#: 4472

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $14.25

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1802 Dime is a very scarce coin in all grades, especially Mint State.  The 1802 is very similar to the 1801 in terms of the number of survivors and the distribution of Mint State examples, all of which are at the low end of the scale.  No choice or gem examples are known.

There are four varieties for this date, which is twice that of the 1801, thus some of the individual varieties are scarce to rare.

The finest examnples are a small group of MS62 examples.  The price record for this date was set in 2008, when one of the PCGS MS62 examples sold for $138,000.

Diameter: 19.80 millimeters Designer: Robert Scot Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 10,975 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 165 R-7.3 7 / 13 8 / 16
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 4 / 13 TIE 5 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Adolphe Menjou Sale - Numismatic Gallery 6/1950:154 - Harold Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:145 - Allen Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:21 - Stack's 1/2002:1141, $32,200 - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1434, $138,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection

1 MS62 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2014:3668, $70,500

1 MS62 PCGS grade   JR-4
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade