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SERIES: Capped Bust Dimes 1820-1837
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1822 10C (Proof)

PCGS #:
4540
Diameter:
19.00 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
2.70 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
5
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
 
63
45,000
1
63
66
200,000
2
66
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 4 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 1 / 6 TIE 3 / 16 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 6 / 6 12 / 16 TIE
Condition Census (Explain)
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS PR66  
1 PCGS PR66  
3 PCGS PR63  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PCGS PR66  
1 PCGS PR66  
3 PCGS PR63  

Ron Guth: Breen (1989) claimed to know of two Proof 1822 Dimes (at least one of which he had seen) and a third that had been reported to him.  According to Breen, some purported "Proofs" were "first strikes or buffed pieces."

Davis et al (1984) wrote: "Perhaps three proofs exist.  Finest seen is Proof 65 (Lot 467, Numismatic Gallery's 'World's Greatest Collection' Sale, Apr. 4, 1945.

PCGS has certified three Proof 1822 Dimes: two in PR66 (which may be the same coin) and one in PR63.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David Davis, Russell J. Logan, Allen F. Lovejoy, John W. McCloskey and William L. Subjack (1984)