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1820 10c Large 0 MS

1820 10c Large 0 MS

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 3975)

The 1820 Ten cents is part of a series of Capped bust dime coins struck from 1809-1837. The specific variety is Large 0. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 89% silver; 11% copper from a mintage of 942,587 struck.
Capped Bust dimes, designed by John Reich, are generally more common than the Draped Bust issues. However, like their earlier counterparts they are challenging to locate in the better Mint States grades. The 1822 and 1829 Curl Base 2 are the rarest issues, with both regularly trading in the four-figure range.
Obverse: Liberty is portrayed, facing left, with cap on her head and the word LIBERTY on her crown. 7 and 6 stars on the left and right periphery, respectively with the date positioned in the bottom center.
Reverse: An eagle is centered in the design with a shield over its chest, holding arrows and olive branches in its talons. A ribbon above bears the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the periphery. The denomination listed as "10 C." appears at the bottom.

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GSID: 3975
Coin Date: 1820
Denomination: 10c / Ten cents
Designation: MS
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 942,587
Coinage Type: Capped bust dime
Coinage Years: 1809-1837
Composition: 89% silver; 11% copper
Variety: Large 0
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 18.8 mm
Fineness: 0.8924
Weight: 2.7 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: John Reich
Obverse Lettering: LIBERTY, 1820
Obverse Designer: John Reich
Reverse Lettering: E PLURIBUS UNUM, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 10 C.
Reverse Designer: John Reich
PCGS #: 4492
NGC ID: 236X
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