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1805 Draped Bust Dime Obverse      1805 Draped Bust Dime Reverse


1805 DIME

PCGS No: 4477, 4478

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 120,780
Proofs: 0

Designer: Robert Scot

Diameter: 19.8 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Other - 10.8% 

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.7 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (2):
JR-1 (5 berries reverse) - 
JR-2 (4 berries reverse) - Common

Notes:
The finest 1805 "4 Berries" Dimes graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

The finest 1805 "5 Berries" Dime graded by PCGS are 2 MS-62's.

Recent appearances:
SEGS MS-63.  Goldbergs "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", 05/2001:491, $4,370.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"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

"Early United Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.