Owner's Comments

Ex. Bensen. Goldberg's 2/02 lot 469. JR-1

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1822 Dime is a very popular date because of its small mintage.  However, this date is even rarer than its small mintage figure suggests because other dates (such as 1809 and 1811) have smaller mintages, yet collectors do not consider those dates as valuable as the 1822.  A quick peek into the PCGS Population Report shows that PCGS has certified fewer 1822 Dimes than any other date in the series.  In Mint State, no other Capped Bust Dime date is as rare as the 1822.

Only one die variety (JR-1) comprises the entire Dime output of 1822. 

As already stated, Mint State 1822 Dimes are very rare, though they cover a range from MS62 to MS66.  The best example is the PCGS MS66 from the D. Brent Pogue Collection.

Diameter
19.00 millimeters
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Mintage
100000
Weight
2.70 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
13
Pop Lower
99
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 12 R-9.5 3 / 17 TIE 5 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 17 TIE 1 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

William Forrester Dunham Collection - B. Max Mehl 6/1941:144, $58 - Milton A. Holmes Collection - Stack’s 10/1960:2694 - Northern Bay Collection - Stack's 3/2006:4173, $149,500 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3023, $129,250 - Tom Bender Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2014:5562, $76,375 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS65 estimated grade

Heritage 1/2007:864, not sold - Heritage 10/2012:3889, $79,313 - Heritage 2/2013:3756, $70,500 - Heritage 4/2018:4230, $52,800

5 MS65 estimated grade

Waldo E. "Pat" Bolen, Jr. Collection - Stack's/RARCOA/Akers 11/1995:2032, $4,840

5 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 2/2015:1411, not sold - Heritage 8/2015:3991, $30,550 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2016:3069, not sold - D.L. Hansen Collection