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1809 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS No: 4486

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 51,065
Proofs: 0

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 18.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date were struck at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties (1):
JR-1 - Very Scarce

Notes:
The finest 1809 Dimes graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Significant examples:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 120, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

Recent appearances:
(illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 2, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 458, illustrated

Net VF-20, sharpness of EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1405, "JR-1", not illustrated, not sold

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
 
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service