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1821 10C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1820-1837

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS #:
4539
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
5
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 3 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 3 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 6 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3
60 or Better 3
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade

Stack's “Empire Sale” 11/1957:750 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:352 - Heritage 4/2015:4986, $94,000

2 PR65 PCGS grade JR-9. Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1068, $29,700 - Bowers & Merena 4/2005:399, $55,200
3 PR64 estimated grade Turtle Rock Collection - Superior 2/2008:489, $48,875
4 Choice Proof

JR-9.  Harold P. Newlin Collection - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1585, $18,000

5 Proof

Mint Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

6 PR60 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1067, $3,850 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:90, $5,290

#1 PR66 PCGS grade

Stack's “Empire Sale” 11/1957:750 - Floyd T. Starr Collection - Stack's 10/1992:352 - Heritage 4/2015:4986, $94,000

#2 PR65 PCGS grade
JR-9. Eliasberg - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1068, $29,700 - Bowers & Merena 4/2005:399, $55,200
#3 PR64 estimated grade
Turtle Rock Collection - Superior 2/2008:489, $48,875
#4 Choice Proof

JR-9.  Harold P. Newlin Collection - T. Harrison Garrett Collection - Robert Garrett Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1585, $18,000

#5 Proof

Mint Collection - National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

#6 PR60 estimated grade

Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1067, $3,850 - Long Beach Connoisseur Collection - Bowers & Merena 8/1999:90, $5,290

Ron Guth:

Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of JR-7 and JR-9, however Davis et al (1984) were only able to confirm the existence of Proof examples of JR-9. Eliasberg had an 1821 JR-7 that was subsequently graded NGC PR62. Another 1821 JR-7 appeared in the 2008 Superior sale of the Turtle Rock Collection as an NGC PR65. We know of four different examples of Proof JR-9, including one in the National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

The finest Proof 1821 Dime is the PCGS PR66 last sold by Heritage in April 2015.