1803 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Draped Bust Dimes 1796-1807

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

PCGS #:
4473
Designer:
Robert Scot
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.80 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
33,040
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 150 R-7.5 6 / 13 7 / 16
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 13 1 / 16
Survival Estimate
All Grades 150
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 13
60 or Better 1 / 13
65 or Better 1 / 13
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 16
60 or Better 1 / 16
65 or Better 1 / 16

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:808 - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:895 - Norman Shultz, privately 1/1949 - Harold Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:147 - Allen Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:24 - Waldo Bolen Collection - RARCOA “Numisma '95” 1995:2017, $20,900  - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1438, $322,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1044, $211,500

2 MS62 estimated grade
3 AU58+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

4 AU58 PCGS grade AU58 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:135, not sold

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Plate coin for the 1803 JR-4 variety in the 1984 book Early United States Dimes: 1796-1837 by the John Reich Collectors Society.

Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1576 - Allen F. Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:25 - Ed Price Collection - Roger Solomon Collection, sold privately - Jim Matthews Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4060, $35,250

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU55 PCGS grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Meren 5/1996:1051 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7069, $18,400 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11303, $25,850

8 AU55 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 1/1990:11 - Lemus Collection - Stack's 10/2005:513 - Jim Matthews Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4059, $18,800

8 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:860, $13,800 - Stack's 11/2008:3322, $20,000 - Stack's 7/2009:313, $23,000

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Lorin G. Parmelee Collection - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:808 - William Cutler Atwater Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1946:895 - Norman Shultz, privately 1/1949 - Harold Bareford Collection - Stack's 10/1981:147 - Allen Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:24 - Waldo Bolen Collection - RARCOA “Numisma '95” 1995:2017, $20,900  - Ed Price Collection - Heritage 7/2008:1438, $322,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1044, $211,500

#2 MS62 estimated grade
#3 AU58+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

AU58 PCGS grade #4 AU58 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2016:135, not sold

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Plate coin for the 1803 JR-4 variety in the 1984 book Early United States Dimes: 1796-1837 by the John Reich Collectors Society.

Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1576 - Allen F. Lovejoy Collection - Stack's 10/1990:25 - Ed Price Collection - Roger Solomon Collection, sold privately - Jim Matthews Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4060, $35,250

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU55 PCGS grade

Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:??? - John M. Clapp Collection - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Meren 5/1996:1051 - Oliver Collection - Heritage 8/2011:7069, $18,400 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2012:11303, $25,850

#8 AU55 PCGS grade

James A. Stack, Sr. Collection - Stack’s 1/1990:11 - Lemus Collection - Stack's 10/2005:513 - Jim Matthews Collection - Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4059, $18,800

#8 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2007:860, $13,800 - Stack's 11/2008:3322, $20,000 - Stack's 7/2009:313, $23,000

Ron Guth:

The 1803 Dime is like the 1800, 1801, and 1802 Dimes in terms of the total number of survivors, but this date is nearly impossible to find in Mint State. In fact, the PCGS Condition Census dips all the way down to AU53 at the low end and shows only one Uncirculated example, that being the remarkable PCGS MS64 Parmelee-Atwater-Bareford-Lovejoy-Bolen-Price example (enough great names in there?) that sold in 2008 for a record-stomping $322,000.

It took five different die combinations to complete the mintage of 33,040, resulting in some individual varieties that are quite rare and desirable.

Regency XVI Preview | Legend Rare Coin Auctions | February 18, 2016

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