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SERIES: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1829 10C Curl Base 2 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS VF35

1829 Date Comparison

PCGS F15
PCGS #:
4512
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
2.67 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
770,000
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$34,500 • PCGS VF30 • 1-1-2009 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 40 R-8.7 2 / 18 2 / 35
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 35
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 18 1 / 35
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 VF35 PCGS grade
2 VF30 PCGS grade  
3 F15 PCGS grade
4 F12 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 VF35 PCGS grade
2 VF30 PCGS grade  
3 F15 PCGS grade
4 F12 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
5 VG10 PCGS grade  
10 VG8 PCGS grade

Gordon Wrubel: The 1829 Curl base 2 is an extremely rare and much sought after variety. In 25 years, PCGS has only graded a couple of dozen examples, and so far the highest graded was VF35. This coin probably does not exist in Mint State and may not even exist in AU (Almost Uncirculated 50-58) or even EF (Extremely Fine 40-45)!!!!!!


Ron Guth: Louis Scuderi wrote in the January 2012 edition (#70) of the JR Newsletter that he knew of at least 40 confirmed/documented examples of this rare die variety.  Most of the new examples are in low grade and several have shown up unattributed on eBay.