DESCRIPTION Stunning Gem 1829 JR-12 Dime1829 Capped Bust Dime. JR-12. Rarity-3. Medium 10 C. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC.
One of the finest known from these dies and an important prize from the overall 1829 issue as a whole. Flashes of olive gold and powder blue irridescence accent the lavender-grey patina on both sides. The fields remain delightfully smooth and satiny, contrasting the more richly frosted luster that blankets the devices. PCGS has graded just four coins finer than MS-65 in the Medium 10C category, asserting the elusive nature of high-end survivors like this. Additional approval by CAC emphasizes the truly exceptional quality. It should be noted that the PCGS label incorrectly identifies this as the Small 10C variety.
With a reported mintage of 770,000 pieces for the year, 12 known die marriages were employed to strike the dimes of 1829. The JR-12 is one of only two die pairings that correspond to the Medium 10 C. Guide Book
variety (the other is JR-11). Most high grade specimens of the Medium 10C category are from these dies; the other Medium 10C variety, JR-11, is prohibitively scarce in high grade.
Writing in the 2015 reference Bust Dime Variety Identification Guide
, Winston Zack, Louis Scuderi and Michael Sherrill describe this die pairing as "moderately common in low grade, but difficult to find in AU or MS." The John Reich Collectors Society reports an MS-65 example as "finest seen" for the 1829 JR-12 variety as of 1984, and just a few coins have emerged finer in the nearly four decades since. A superior quality example of the type, date and variety that is sure to appeal to advanced collectors and Registry Set participants.PCGS# 4511. NGC ID: 2378. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/4511http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=2378