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Obverse of 1832 Dime - JR-2     Reverse of 1832 Dime - JR-2


1832 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS Nos: 4521, 4554

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 522,500
Proofs: estimated 15

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: ±18.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - ±89.2%
Copper - ±10.8%

Weight: ±41.6 grains (±2.70 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (Philadelphia)

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

Varieties (7):
JR-1 - 
JR-2 - Common
JR-3 - 
JR-4 - 
JR-5 - 
JR-6 -
JR-7 - 

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-64.

Recent appearances:
MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5490, "JR-5", not plated, unsold

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5225, "JR-5, R-2", not illustrated, sold for $506.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7245, "JR-1", not illustrated, sold for $718.75

NGC graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 801, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-1, Rarity-2… Deep green in color with some luster in the fields. A later die state with cracks through the date and all stars as noted in the John Reich book. Pretty and desirable for the variety.", sold for $268.00

PCGS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 802, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-1, Rarity-2…Silvery white in color with a band of gold around the edges. Sharply struck.", sold for $241.00

NGC graded MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 817, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-4, Rarity-3… A slightly better variety, this one of the best seen too. Rose colored toning on the obverse and well struck by the dies. The reverse has some green and rose shades too. This is a beautiful coin, and one of the highlights of the collection.", sold for $1,610.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 818, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-4, Rarity-3… Choice gold toning with darker areas in the fields and well struck. Trivial hairlines, as always. One minor scuff by the seventh star. A keeper.", sold for $632.00

PCGS graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 819, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-4, Rarity-3…Sharply struck and with some luster in the fields. Toning free save for a spot on the right obverse rim.", sold for $218.00

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 820, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-4, Rarity-3… This one has dark gray color and is well struck. There is one mark hidden on Liberty's headband, and a dull scrape in the field before her nose.", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 821, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-6, Rarity-3…Luster in the fields and generally untoned. One of the scarcer 1832 varieties, none of which are rare.", sold for $253.00

NGC graded AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 822, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-6, Rarity-3…Light gold toning and well struck.", sold for $207.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 823, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-6, Rarity-3… Steel gray from an old cleaning, with a few minor hairlines too. Nicely recolored and well struck. Later die state.", sold for $161.00

PCGS graded EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 824, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "JR-7, Rarity-3…Steel gray, with one little scratch on Liberty's face.", sold for $109.00

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