1827 10C JR-2 (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS VF35

PCGS VF35

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VARIETY COMPARISON

VARIETY COMPARISON

PCGS VF25

PCGS VF25

PCGS #:
38812
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
1,215,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU53 estimated grade
2 XF40 estimated grade
3 VF30 estimated grade
3 VF30 estimated grade
3 VF30 estimated grade
3 VF30 estimated grade
3 VF30 estimated grade
8 VF25 estimated grade
9 VF20 estimated grade
9 VF20 estimated grade
#1 AU53 estimated grade
#2 XF40 estimated grade
#3 VF30 estimated grade
#3 VF30 estimated grade
#3 VF30 estimated grade
#3 VF30 estimated grade
#3 VF30 estimated grade
#8 VF25 estimated grade
#9 VF20 estimated grade
#9 VF20 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1827 JR-2 Dime is the rarest variety of the year and, according to collector/researcher Jim Koenings, the seventh rarest of all Capped Bust Dime varieties.

This is an "eyeball" variety that can be attributed easily simply by looking at the top of the 1 in the denomination. On the JR-2 variety, the top of the 1 is flat as opposed to the pointed top that appears on all other 1827 Dime varieties.

Estimates of the known population of 1827 JR-2 Dimes ranges from 50-55 examples. Koenings illustrated 42 demonstrably different examples and listed nine additional examples without images (some of which may be duplications of the coins he illustrated). The finest example has an estimated grade of AU-53, but the majority of known examples grade only Fine or below. Several are new discoveries that showed up on eBay in the past few years.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "1827 JR-2, The Most Underrated Capped Bust Dime Variety" by Jim Koenings

"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David Davis, Russell Logan, Allen Lovejoy, John McCloseky, and William Subjack