1830 P Capped Bust Dimes : All Varieties

Small Type - Reduced Size

Mintage: 510,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

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

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 2.7 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1830 Large 10C vs Small 10C Capped Bust Dime
There were a few major varieties of the 1830 Capped Bust silver dime. The first two varieties deal with the size of the words "10 C." on the reverse of the coin. The characters are roughly the same on both coins with the exception of the "0". In the large 10C version: The "0" lines up vertically with the "1" and both have roughly the same size relative to each other. In the small 10C version: The "0" is slightly shorter and smaller relative to the "1" and will not line up vertically to each other. The difference between the 1830 Small 10C vs Large 10C can be seen in the example image above.

In addition: there is also the 1830/29 overdate variety where the 1830 is stamped on top of the 1829 date. Very small parts of the "29" can be seen under the overlying "30" as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin below:

1830/29 30 Over 29 Overdate Capped Bust Dime

Major Varieties:
1830 Large 10C Capped Bust Dime
1830 Small 10C Capped Bust Dime
1830/29 Capped Bust Dime - 30 Over 29 Overdate

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