1823 P Capped Bust Dimes : All Varieties

Large Type - Wide Border

Mintage: 440,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 18.8 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1823/2 Small E vs Large E Capped Bust Dime Varieties - Difference and Comparision
There were two major versions of the 1823 Capped Bust Dime. Both of them actually have the date 1823 stamped on top of the 1822 date or an overdate error. The difference between the two varieties is in regards to the words "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" on the reverse of the coin. One variety will have small letter "E"s in the words while the other variety will have large letter "E"s. There are three letter "E"s to look for when identifying the coin variety.

Below is a depiction of the 1823/2 overdate error where the 3 is stamped on top of the 2. A small part of the underlying "2" can be seen near the bottom of the "3". Most noticeable is a small "hook" sticking out from the bottom-right side of the "3" as depicted in the example image below:

1823/2 3 Over 2 Capped Bust Dime Overdate Error

Major Varieties:
1823 Large "E"s Capped Bust Dime
1823 Small "E"s Capped Bust Dime

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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