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1821 10C Large Date (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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Small vs Large Date Comparison

Small vs Large Date Comparison

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4496
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
1,186,512
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 800 R-5.4 16 / 17 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 125 R-7.7 14 / 17 TIE 22 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 14 / 17 TIE 19 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 800
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.4
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 17
60 or Better 14 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 17 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 23 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 22 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Collectors have identified two major varieties of 1821 Dimes: Large Date and Small Date. The 1821 Small Date Dime has an unusually small date that is atypical for the series -- it appears quite similar to the date on the 1821 Quarter Eagle, which shows the same square-base 2. The Large Date, on the other hand, features a curled base 2 in the date. The sizes of the dates are so different that an eyeball example of a single coin is all that is necessary to tell the difference.

The Large Date 1821 Dime is definitely the more common of the two varieties. As of September 2011, PCGS had certified 245 examples (in all grades) of the Large Date variety and only 60 of the Small Date variety. Mint State examples of the Large Date are scarce but not rare. The finest examples certified by PCGS are 9 MS-65s.