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About This Set: How to put together an undervalued set with a limited population and still be able to assemble a complete set of CBD. The stats show a CBD set is demanding; alot more challenging than the coin values report. A study of the mintage during 1809 to 1837 shows the US Mint minted about 11.2 million CBD. Only 5,300 of those are PCGS slabbed, with 550 examples that are mint state from the large variety & 1,200 examples that are mint state from the reduced size variety type. That's pretty slim pickings!
My collecting goals are to assemble an eye appealing original set. I use a scale to evaluate for originality, eye appeal, strike, surface quality and toning. Each coin is rated from 1 to 10 in each of the 5 categories. This guide establishes my purchasing objectives. I have passed on all coins that didn't meet at least a 25 point grade. Using the previous mentioned grading standards acquisitions were made, but finding quality examples for each variety are very tough. The search for the best coin lead to passing on higher graded coins for lower graded coins as my goal is to acquire only original examples that have attractive toning, better eye appeal, stronger strike and high surface quality. For example, I waited over 10 years to acquire an 1809 dimes in MS64. This coin has the Pittman pedigree and its very high in the eye appeal, strike and originality. After a 5 year search to find a 1822 (passing on several examples) I finally purchased an AU example which met the collection standards. In many cases, there aren't that many examples to choose from but patience prevailed in assembling a collection with a certain standard.
The provenances of these dimes were interesting to research as well. I believe many AU and better examples have lost its provenances due to slabbing, I believe many AU58s never circulated and were apart of famous collections. Many mint state coins are graded AU58 to reflect very slight cabinet friction from its long term storage. This registry set contains AU or lower graded mint state grade examples as I feel a higher graded coin isn't the best example for this set or just not available.
All collections have personal favorites which are 1822, 1809 and the 1821 large date. My 1821 is the finest example or the Rock Star of CBD IMHO. Building a great collection requires alot of time, research and numismatic knowledge. I am grateful to those individuals that have assisted me with this quest by provided knowledge about this series and with the selection of many coins. Thank you Russ Augustin, Todd Imhof, John Agre and Dave Wnuck. Lastly, I thank my son David for helping me keep my sense through this journey. This quest continues...

Image Item PCGS # Date Denom Grade PCGS # Pop PCGS # Pop Higher Pop Pop Higher Comments
1809 4486 1809 10C MS64 6 4 64
Ex. Pittman/Gardner -JR-1, CAC This is a very special coin that has wonderful toning and its originality can be traced back to the Barney Bluestone auction in 1947!
1811/09 38772 1811/09 10C MS64+ 1 0 15
JR-1, Underrated coin that is very difficult to locate in nice condition. The die breaks on the reverse makes 1811/9 dimes interesting to study and to study the operating conditions of the inner works of the US mint at that time. CAC
1814 Small Date 4489 1814 10C MS64 4 2 43
JR- 1. very difficult coin to locate. very nice original toning with original skin showing underneath toning.
1814 Large Date 4488 1814 10C MS64+ 2 9 312
JR-3, Rarity 3. Wonderfully toned sharply struck dime. CAC.
1814 STATESOF 4490 1814 10C MS62 1 1 12
JR-5 - very high on originality and eye appeal - the plate coin in the New Bust Dime book! There exist 3 NGC coins in higher grade that I passed on as I preferred the look of this one.
1820 STATESOF 38778 1820 10C MS64 1 0 32
JR-1, Nice original toning, crossed from a ngc65. Expected to have crossed to a 65 IMHO!
1820 Small 0 38782 1820 10C MS64 2 1 66
JR-2, Rarity - 3. Nick named "Office Boy Reverse" due to its amateurish engraving errors on the reverse. Wonderful original toning desiring of a higher grade. CAC.
1820 Large 0 4492 1820 10C MS64 21 19 2119
JR-2, Office Boy reverse. Very attractive original toning desiring of a higher grade. CAC
1821 Large Date 38796 1821 10C MS64+ 1 0 112
JR-6- This is one of the flashiest and gorgeously toned Capped Bust dime out there. Formerly from the Stickney's, James Stack's Koshkarian and Pogue's cabinets. The eye appeal is off the charts! CAC.
1821 Small Date 94496 1821 10C MS64 7 1 75
Ex. Lovejoy, Oct 1990, lot 59. where it was described as a very choice proof or presentation piece - JR-9 - extremely well struck and obverse is fully proooflike - fabulous eye appeal!
1822 4497 1822 10C AU55 2 13 214
Ex. Bensen. Goldberg's 2/02 lot 469. JR-1
1823/2 Small E's 4498 1823/2 10C MS64+ 2 2 23
JR-1, Ex Eliasberg, Experts believe this coin is nicer than the Garrett, Bareford, Robinson and Norweb's speciman. Original skin CAC - a WOW coin!
1823/2 Large E's 4499 1823/2 10C MS63 11 10 1112
1824/2 4502 1824/2 10C MS65 1 0 22
JR-1. Ex Eliasberg, CAC Fabulous coin- This is my personal favorite date and the finest 1824 that I every saw of this semi key date. Very under-rated date. IMHO - this is a very special coin.
1825 4503 1825 10C MS65+ 2 4 24
JR-1,R4, 1825 are very difficult to locate that are originally toned and well struck. This one has deep red blue toning thats 100% original. Early die state example. CAC
1827 38818 1827 10C MS66 1 0 20
JR-8, Ex Eliasberg. Rarity 4. This is the finest known 1827 business strike that exists of all varieties. This coin has very reflective or proof like surfaces that shows off a beautiful orange glow. A WOW coin and amazing that such a coin exists! CAC
1828 Large Date 4506 1828 10C MS63 1 3 15
JR-2, The variety is a real sleeper. This is one of the toughest varieties to locate especially in mint state! Personally, it harder to locate than the 1809 IMHO!
1828 Small Date 38826 1828 10C MS65+ 1 0 11
JR-1 -An extremely reflective dime with some believing the coin could be a specimen or very early strike. CAC
1829 Small 10C 4511 1829 10C MS64+ 1 18 122
JR-7, Rarity 1. CAC.
1829 Medium 10C 38838 1829 10C MS66 1 0 31
JR-12 Ex Oliver Jung and Pogue. CAC.
1829 Large 10C 94511 1829 10C MS66 2 3 44
JR-2, CAC ex Gardner, very high on eye appeal and attractive toning with very pleasing surface quality - possible upgrade to a 67!
1829 Extra Large 10C 38839 1829 10C MS62 1 1 13
JR-1, this is either the finest or second finest known in the census. A toughie to find in mint state.
1829 Small/Large 10C 396250 1829 10C MS64 2 1 21
JR-9, Rarity 4. There are only 3 known mint state JR-9s that exists -Two are graded 64 and the highest graded 64+. The one in this set was found residing in a holder graded 65 not attributed.
1829 Curl Base 2 38836 1829 10C F15 1 0 14
Ex. Davis collection, FS-301, JR-10- very tough coin - original and nice surfaces, CAC
1830 Small 10C 38846 1830 10C MS65 1 1 21
1830 Medium 10C 4516 1830 10C MS65 10 7 107
JR-7, Rarity 4. Gold CAC rattler holder. Many believe that this coin grades 66+ or possibly 67. However, its fun to keep this coin in its original holder.
1830/29 38848 1830/29 10C MS67 1 0 20
JR-5 - Ex James Stacks. I got more congrats from my friends than any other coin, when acquired - its that amazing. CAC
1831 4520 1831 10C MS66 7 4 76
JR-5, CAC. Ex. Flanagan. Magnificent example that I feel is undergraded by a point of two. This example is a late die state that shows off the reverse cud above the "UNI". This is the finest example that shows off the reverse cud.
1832 4521 1832 10C MS66 3 1 32
JR-3, Ex. Lovejoy. CAC - Finest known for the variety.
1833 4522 1833 10C MS64 51 19 5220
1833 Last 3 High 38870 1833 10C MS65 1 2 25
1834 Large 4 4526 1834 10C MS67 3 0 31
JR-1, CAC This coin is one of most magnificent bust dimes that exist, The toning is gorgeous with very prooflike surfaces on obverse and reverse. Previously, this coin was graded 68 by NGC.
1834 Small 4 4525 1834 10C MS64 31 9 3110
1835 4527 1835 10C MS65+ 1 3 44
1836 4528 1836 10C MS65+ 1 6 16
jR-3, CAC ex. Bareford pedigree. Imagine going to the US Mint in 1836 and handpicking a dime and preserving it for all these years - this coin would fit that description.
1837 Capped Bust 4529 1837 10C MS65 5 3 84


Nice upgrades Barry. Great color and eye appeal as always!

Posted at 1/24/2019 3:07 PM by [email protected]

Nice upgrades from the Pogue Collection!

Posted at 2/22/2016 7:45 PM by [email protected]

Very nice set. Glad you got an award/plaque.

Posted at 1/23/2015 9:24 AM by PeterShireman

Great addition Barry!

Posted at 8/16/2014 1:30 PM by [email protected]

Congratulations I am in Awe of your gorgeous - Just Superb !! Walt

Posted at 1/16/2013 9:48 AM by tincup

I'm even more blown away than ever by these. Your set is the GOAT - Geatest of All Time!

Posted at 1/8/2013 7:38 AM by BobLande

Gorgeous additions. I expect the last 4 holes will be added soon. Will you be attending FUN this January?

Posted at 1/1/2013 10:22 AM by stone

Awesome toning, especially on the 1830/29! Also the 1821. Also the Bob

Posted at 11/13/2012 8:04 PM by BobLande

Beautiful 1829 Curl Base 2!

Posted at 11/11/2012 12:54 PM by stone

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