1828 10C Small Date (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1820-1837

PCGS #:
4547
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
5
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - 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 2 R-9.9 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 10 TIE 1 / 16 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2
60 or Better 2
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.9
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 10 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 10 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 10 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 16 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PCGS PR65
2 PR64 estimated grade
3 PR62 estimated grade
#1 PCGS PR65
#2 PR64 estimated grade
#3 PR62 estimated grade
Ron Guth:

The 1828 Small Date is the first Proof Dime struck in a close collar. The new technology allowed mint employees to create coins of uniform diameter and a more even strike.

Breen (1989) cited five Proof examples of JR-1 (1828 Small Date). Davis et al (1984) also cited five examples, the finest known to them being a raw Proof-67 sold by Kamal Ahwash in a 1979 private sale.

There are no Proofs known of the 1828 Large Date, which is as expected -- this variety was struck in 1829 using a reverse previously used on an 1829 Dime!

As of October 2010, the PCGS Population Report showed a single PR65 (graded in 1988). Two PR64's (the same coin perhaps?) were both removed from their holders at a later date.

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)