Owner's Comments

JR-3, Ex. Lovejoy. CAC - Finest known for the variety.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1832 Dime has the fourth smallest mintage among the Small Diameter Dimes.  Five other dates have larger mintages, which places the 1832 in the middle of the rarity scale.  The point of this ranking is to show what a good value this date is since it can be purchased for the same price as any of the much more common dates.  Mint State examples are readily available, though only is small quantities.  Most Mint State examples fall into the MS62 to MS64 grade range.  In MS65, the 1832 Dime becomes rare; in MS66, this date becomes a true condition-rarity.  The finest example is a single PCGS MS67.

Seven die varieties comprise the entire mintage for this year.

18.50 millimeters
John Reich
2.67 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 14 / 18 TIE 31 / 35 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 14 / 18 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 18 TIE 29 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:1094, $8,140 - Stack's/ANR 10/2006:78, $14,950 - Heritage 4/2009:2239, $23,000 - Larry Hanks - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3039, $49,350

2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade