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Obverse of 1830 Dime - JR-8     Reverse of 1830 Dime - JR-8


PCGS No: 4516, 4517, 4519, 4549


Circulation strikes: 510,000
Proofs: estimated 10

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

The finest Uncirculated "Medium C" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-67's.

The finest circulation strike "Small 10C" example graded by PCGS is a single VG-VF.

The finest Uncirculated "1830/29" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-65's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7998, "Medium 10C, JR-5", illustrated, sold for $2,530.00

Sources and 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