1821 10C Large Date AU55 Certification #02643620, PCGS #4496

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Collectors have identified two major varieties of 1821 Dimes: Large Date and Small Date.  The 1821 Small Date Dime has an unusually small date that is atypical for the series -- it appears quite similar to the date on the 1821 Quarter Eagle, which shows the same square-base 2.  The Large Date, on the other hand, features a curled base 2 in the date.  The sizes of the dates are so different that an eyeball example of a single coin is all that is necessary to tell the difference.

The Large Date 1821 Dime is definitely the more common of the two varieties.  As of September 2011, PCGS had certified 245 examples (in all grades) of the Large Date variety and only 60 of the Small Date variety.  Mint State examples of the Large Date are scarce but not rare.  The finest examples certified by PCGS are 9 MS-65s.

PCGS #
4496
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Weight
2.70 grams
Mintage
1186512
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
105
Pop Lower
411
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 800 R-5.4 16 / 17 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 125 R-7.7 14 / 17 TIE 22 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 14 / 17 TIE 19 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 800
All Grades 125
60 or Better 10
65 or Better R-5.4
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better 16 / 17
All Grades 14 / 17 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 23 / 35 TIE
All Grades 22 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 35 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade