1833 Bust Dime.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    What's up with the date? The 8 looks repunched and both 3s have something going on.
    I bought this 26 years ago for my raw type set. Bowers called it EF-45.
    Please share your thoughts. Click on the image for a larger view. Image_0141.JPG Image_0143.JPG
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  3. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    I'm not good at Capped Bust dimes but ....
    A quick look has me thinking it's a JR-1.
    Oversized dentil on the obverse (see the dot below the 8).
    Die crack at 10 o'clock on the reverse (early die state becaise later it turns in a large retained cud).
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  4. physics-fan3.14

    physics-fan3.14 You got any more of them.... prooflikes? Supporter

    Very nice! I personally like it at the 45 grade - but I'm pretty sure it would get a 53 if you sent it in.
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  5. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Oops, that's what I get for doing it too quickly.
    It appears to be a JR-6, R-1
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  6. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I would like to buy it as EF-45 (at 45 money) also since it is at least an AU-50. I'd say from the photo, more like AU-55.
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  7. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    As far as the original question, the dates were hand punched, with hand made punches....OK I know that's nothing you guys don't know......so does this date look different than other coins struck with this die?
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  8. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    looks like about au55 to me, too. I'm thinking that the 3 punch had a tiny bridge of metal between the knobs, leading to the appearance on the end product.
  9. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    I see it at 53 too
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