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Obverse of 1823 Dime - JR-1     Reverse of 1823 Dime - JR-1


1823 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS No: 4498, 4499

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 440,000
Proof: 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 (for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

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

Varieties (3):
JR-1 - Scarce
JR-2 - 
JR-3 - 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Small E" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-65's.

The finest Uncirculated "Large E"  example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

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