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 Obverse of 1825 Dime      Reverse of 1825 Dime


1825 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS Nos: 4503, 4543

Mintage:

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

Notes:
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