1830 10C JR-2 Small 10C MS65 Certification #04546617, PCGS #38846

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The latest die state of this variety includes a small retained cud on the reverse under the first S of STATES.  Dr. Glenn Peterson reported additional die cracks and breaks appearing on this late state:

"Obverse: cracks from top of S8 - outer points of S9 - field between S9 and S10 and bottom of S8 - inner points of S9, S10, and S11.

Reverse: It has the described crack from rim - O - S in motto - back of eagle's neck - across shield - right claw - C2 to rim but now another crack forms from rim to O.  Crack ITE to rim now extends to U of UNITED.  The Davis et al reported crack from rim - S1 - scroll now has a branch from right side of S1 arching to scroll forming a pie shaped area between S1 and scroll.  A die break / retained cud now raises this pie shaped area well above the plane of the surface of the coin.  The described crack from the wing to upper leaf now ascends to T1 and descends in a strong crack along leaf #3 (counting clockwise from lowest leaf) to rim.  Finally another crack forms from lowest leaf to arrow-feather."

Sources and/or recommended reading:
Glenn Peterson, MD., Retained Cud Found on 1830 JR-2 Dime, John Reich Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, July 2009, 43.

PCGS #
38846
Designer
John Reich
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
18.50 millimeters
Weight
2.67 grams
Mintage
510000
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
1
Pop Lower
7
Region
The United States of America
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS MS63
2 PCGS XF40
#1 PCGS MS63
#2 PCGS XF40