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 Obverse of 1825 Dime      Reverse of 1825 Dime


PCGS Nos: 4503, 4543


Circulation strikes: 510,000 (includes an estimated 100,000 coins dated 1824)
Proofs: estimated 5-10

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 David Akers Numismatics, Inc.
ex - John Jay Pittman collection

Varieties (5):
JR-1 - Very Scarce
JR-2 - Common
JR-3 - Scarce
JR-4 - Common
JR-5 - Rare

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 137, "JR-1, 5 over 2", illustrated, sold for $5,865.00  From the sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, may 1996, Lot 1074

The 1825 Dime is rare in Uncirculated condition.  As of
October 2003, PCGS had graded only 59 examples in Mint State, the finest of which were 3 MS-66's.  The Uncirculated grades seen most often are MS-62 and MS-63.

Proof examples are extremely rare, with an original mintage estimated to be only 5-10 coins.  As of October 2003, PCGS had graded only 2 Proofs of this date, one a PR-65, the other a PR-66.

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