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1834 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS No: 4525, 4526, 4556

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 635,000
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)

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

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - King of Siam Set

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7246, "JR-1, Large 4", illustrated, sold for $6,152.50 

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 588, "JR-4, Large 4" Not Sold

MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5532, "Small 4, JR-1", not illustrated, not sold 

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "2000 Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5227, "Large 4.  JR-7, R-2", not illustrated, sold for $391.00

AU-55.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5491, "JR-1, Large 4", not plated, sold for $287.50

PCGS AU-53.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1498, "JR-5, Large 4" sold for $207.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Small 4" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Large 4" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

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

"NGC Slabs Siam Set," Numismatic News, July 17, 2001, page 1