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1827 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS No: 4504

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,215,000
Proofs: estimated 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 Early American History Auctions

Varieties (13):
JR-1 - 
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 examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7999, "JR-12", illustrated, sold for $26,249.90  Ex Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/96) lot 1080, where it sold for $24,200.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex -Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7244, "JR-1", illustrated, sold for $15,525.00 Previously offered in the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection (Bowers & Merena, 5/96), lot 1076, where it realized $19,800 

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6930, "JR-12", illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 493, "JR-12", illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 252, "JR-12", illustrated, sold for $3,852.50  From David Akers' sale of the John Jay Pittman Collection, October 1997, Lot 558; earlier from Mike Kolman in 1952

NGC MS-65 Patinated.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6931, "JR-11", illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

PCGS MS-64. Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 494, "JR-5", illustrated, sold for $5,060.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 138, "JR-6", illustrated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC AU-50 Recut 7.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 580, "JR-1a", sold for $460.00

Net EF-40, sharpness of AU-55, Cleaned, Retoned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1408, "JR-13", not illustrated, not sold  From Stack's sale of January 1996, Lot 1159

ANACS Net EF-40, AU Details, Tooled , Whizzed.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7997, not illustrated, sold for $178.25

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