1809 10C VF20

PCGS#: 4486

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $7

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1809 Dime is the first year of the Capped Bust type.  It ranks fourth among the Large Diameter types with an estimated 200 survivors in all grades.  Despite being a scarce date, a surprising number of Mint State examples are known.  The PCGS Condition Census includes grades between MS-64 and MS-66, indicating that collectors preserved a fair number of high-quality coins (naturally, these are very valuable).  This trend toward the high end is misleading, as the majority of the circulated examples grade only EF-45 or less, thus any 1809 Dime in AU or better condition is quite a find.

Diameter: 19.00 millimeters Designer: John Reich Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 51,065 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 200 R-7.0 4 / 17 TIE 6 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 8 / 17 TIE 11 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 17 TIE 15 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade