1811 TEN CENTS OR DIME
PCGS No: 4487
Circulation strikes: 65,180
Designer: John Reich
Diameter: 18.9 millimeters
Silver - ±89.2%
Copper - ±10.8%
Weight: 41.6 grains (2.70 grams)
Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)
Images courtesy of Ira
& Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.
JR-1 - 1811/09
The finest Uncirculated "1811/9" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.
PCGS MS-62. Ex - Superior
Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3038, where it
was described as follows: "JR-1. PCGS graded Mint State 62. Deep streaks
of silvery to pewter gray toning on both sides. Tops of curls flatly
struck. An early overdate. Scarce, as are all early Bust Dimes.
Historians have described the forty years before 1834 as the silver period
in United States coinage history. As a matter of fact it was a period of
nondescript currency, made up of bank notes, underweight foreign gold
coins, foreign silver coins of many varieties, and domestic fractional
silver coins in limited numbers. Adverse conditions prevented the
circulation of adequate quantities of silver as well as gold. It was not a
silver period except in the sense that a mixture of foreign and domestic
silver coins served inadequately as a reserve for bank note issues."
PCGS VF-30 (illustrated
above). Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The
Benson Collection" Sale - Part 2, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 459
1811/09 Choice Fine. Ex -
Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 489, not
illustrated, sold for $264.50
Sources and/or recommended
"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service