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1833 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS Nos: 4522, 4523, 4555

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 485,000
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 Superior Galleries

Varieties (10):
JR-1 - 
JR-2
JR-3
JR-4 - 
JR-5 - 
JR-6 -
JR-7 - 
JR-8 - 
JR-9 - 
JR-10 - 

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

The finest Uncirculated "Last 3 High" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Recent appearances:
SEGS Proof-64 Presentation.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1566, "JR-6", illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 177, sold for  $5,635.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6933, "JR-6", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00  From the Dr. Jeff Hosford Collection

Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 297, sold for $2,530.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 62, "JR-9", plated, sold for $1,035.00 Purchased from Abner Kreisberg on August 6, 1965

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6932, "JR-1", not illustrated, sold for $253.00

AU-50 Cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5226, "JR-5, R-1", not illustrated, sold for $230.00

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