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1820 10C STATESOF (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS #:
4494
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
942,587
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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 10 R-9.5 3 / 17 TIE 5 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 17 TIE 6 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 200
60 or Better 10
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.0
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 17 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 17 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 6 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Benchmark, sold privately in 2/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30235

2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Benchmark, sold privately in 2/2003 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30235

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1820 STATESOF Dime used the same reverse as the 1814 STATESOF Dime, in which the words STATES and OF were crowded together into one long word instead of having a proper space between them. Davis et al. called this a Rarity 4 variety in 1984 and wrote "This is a very scarce variety and one of the more difficult 1820 dimes to locate in VF-30 or better condition." Today, the rarity rating is probably correct, but there are a number of nice, high-grade examples that have appeared on the market in the intervening years since 1984. Specifically, PCGS notes almost 20 examples better than VF30, including some nice Mint State examples in the MS62 to MS66 range. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS66; this may be the Gem example that appeared in Auction '80, as noted by Davis et al.

On this variety, the central details are usually strong, but some or all of the stars may be flat and indistinct.