Owner's Comments

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!

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1809 Dime is the first year of the Capped Bust type.  It ranks fourth among the Large Diameter types with an estimated 200 survivors in all grades.  Despite being a scarce date, a surprising number of Mint State examples are known.  The PCGS Condition Census includes grades between MS-64 and MS-66, indicating that collectors preserved a fair number of high-quality coins (naturally, these are very valuable).  This trend toward the high end is misleading, as the majority of the circulated examples grade only EF-45 or less, thus any 1809 Dime in AU or better condition is quite a find.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
51065
Weight
2.70 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Country
The United States of America
Pop Higher
4
Pop Lower
144
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 4 / 17 TIE 6 / 35 TIE
All Grades 20 R-9.1 8 / 17 TIE 11 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 6 R-9.7 10 / 17 TIE 15 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade