10 Cents "Liberty Cap Dime" 1st variety

Features

Issuer United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1809-1828
Value 10 Cents = 1 Dime (0.1 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Silver (.8924) (.1076 copper)
Weight 2.7 g
Diameter 18.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Number N# 27521
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 42
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Obverse

Liberty cap head left, 13 stars around

Lettering: 1822

Designer: John Reich

John Reich was an immigrant from Bavaria to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1800. Reich was a skilled engraver who sold himself into indentured servitude in order to finance his passage to the United States. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson recommended John Reich to be hired as engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

Reverse

Eagle with arrows and olive branch in talons, banner above

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
E PLURIBUS UNUM
10 C.

Designer: John Reich

John Reich was an immigrant from Bavaria to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania around 1800. Reich was a skilled engraver who sold himself into indentured servitude in order to finance his passage to the United States. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson recommended John Reich to be hired as engraver at the Philadelphia Mint.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

Comments

The standard weight of these coins was 41³∕₅ grains and the silver content was 37¹∕₈ grains, hence the unusual .8924 fineness.
1811

1814

1820

1821

1823

1824

1827

1828

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1809  51 065 4%
1811  65 180 3% overdate 11/09
1814  421 500 7% large date, no period after 10C
1814  0% large date, period after 10 C
1814  5% small date
1814  0% STATESOFAMERICA
1820  942 587 18% large "0"
1820  9% small "0"
1820  0% STATESOFAMERICA
1821  1 186 512 13% large date
1821  15% small date
1822  100 000 3%
1823  440 000 9% overdate 3/2, large "E"s
1823  4% overdate 3/2, small "E"s
1824  510 000 9% overdate 4/2, flat top "1"
1824  0% overdate 4/2, pointed top "1"
1825  15% mintage included in 1824
1827  1 215 000 0% flat top "1"
1827  $ 42 34% pointed top "1"
1828  125 000 4% large date

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