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Obverse of 1822 Dime Varieties     Reverse of 1822 Dime Varieties


1822 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS Nos: 4497, 4540

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 100,000
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 (all 1822 Dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

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

Varieties (1):
JR-1 -

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-63's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS graded AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The Benson Collection" Sale - Part 2, 02/2002:469, $8,912.00

ANACS VG-8.  Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", 02/2001:1563, "JR-1, Rarity-3", $483.00

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