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1827 10C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1820-1837

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR64

PCGS PR64

PCGS #:
4544
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Weight:
2.70 grams
Mintage:
12
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
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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 7 R-9.6 6 / 6 12 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 7 R-9.6 6 / 6 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 5 / 6 10 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7
60 or Better 7
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 6 / 6
60 or Better 6 / 6
65 or Better 5 / 6
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 12 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 10 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR65 estimated grade
1 PR65 estimated grade
1 PR65 estimated grade
4 PR64 estimated grade
5 PR63 estimated grade
#1 PR65 estimated grade
#1 PR65 estimated grade
#1 PR65 estimated grade
#4 PR64 estimated grade
#5 PR63 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

Breen (1989) cited Proof examples for two varieties of the 1827 Dime.

Davis et al (1984) listed JR-8 and JR-10 as being known in Proof, the latter being a Proof-only variety. They also noted: "Proofs have been reported for [JR-3 and JR12], the latter in the Eliasberg collection, but neither variety has been seen by the authors in proof condition."

PCGS certified a PR-65 1827 Dime in 1988 and a PR-63 in 1999. Both coins have been cracked out and are no longer listed on the PCGS Population Report.

Auction records present a somewhat muddy picture. Six different examples emerge from a larger number of auction citations, plus a Proof in the Smithsonian. Further research is ongoing to determine the true number of surviving Proof 1827 Dimes.

The finest Proof 1827 Dime appears to be the Bareford NGC PR67*CAM that last sold in a Goldbergs 2/2013 sale for $86,250 (this same piece had a previous auction price of $120,750 in an NGC PR67 holder).

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)