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1822 10C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1820-1837

PCGS #:
4540
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
N/A
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 4 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 6 12 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4
60 or Better 4
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.8
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 6 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 6 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PCGS PR66
1 PCGS PR66
3 PCGS PR63
#1 PCGS PR66
#1 PCGS PR66
#3 PCGS PR63
Ron Guth:

Breen (1989) claimed to know of two Proof 1822 Dimes (at least one of which he had seen) and a third that had been reported to him. According to Breen, some purported "Proofs" were "first strikes or buffed pieces."

Davis et al (1984) wrote: "Perhaps three proofs exist. Finest seen is Proof 65 (Lot 467, Numismatic Gallery's 'World's Greatest Collection' Sale, Apr. 4, 1945.

PCGS has certified three Proof 1822 Dimes: two in PR66 (which may be the same coin) and one in PR63.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David Davis, Russell J. Logan, Allen F. Lovejoy, John W. McCloskey and William L. Subjack (1984)