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Obverse of 1820 Dime     Reverse of 1820 Dime


1820 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS No: 4492, 4493, 4494

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 942,587
Proofs: estimated 5

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 18.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.70 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Pinnacle Rarities, Inc.

Varieties (13):
JR-1 - Very Scarce
JR-2 - 
JR-3 - 
JR-4 - 
JR-5 - 
JR-6 -
JR-7 - 
JR-8 - 
JR-9 - 
JR-10 - 
JR-11 - 
JR-12 - 
JR-13 - 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large O" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Uncirculated "Small O" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest Uncirculated "STATESOF" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2316, "JR-2", sold for $5,462.50

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6929, "JR-2, Small O", illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7242, "JR-2, Large O", illustrated, not sold

(illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 1, February 18-20, 2001

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 44, "JR-7, Normal O", plated, sold for $488.75  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of November 18, 1968, lot 1500

PCGS AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1496 sold for $437.00

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

Obverse of 1820 Dime     Reverse of 1820 Dime

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