In Proof, the 1822 Capped Bust dime is known by just two examples.
One of the two, graded Proof 66 Cameo by Professional Coin Grading
Service and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp., is being offered
June 23 by Heritage Auctions in New York City.
The coin is one of 636 lots from the Eugene H. Gardner Collection of
The coin is identified as the JR-1 variety, as attributed in
Early United States Dimes 1796-1837 by David J. Davis,
Russell J. Logan, Allen F. Lovejoy, John W. McCloskey and William L. Subjack.
Only one pair of dies is known for the year 1822.
“The upper serif on the 1 in the denomination is defective, as seen
on circulation strikes,” according to the Heritage Auction lot description. “The
existence of a single die pair known for the year reinforces the
belief that much of the 1822 mintage was actually dated 1821 – a year
for which 10 die marriages are known.”
The Gardner coin’s earliest known auction appearance identified by
Heritage is Numismatic Gallery’s May 1945 sale of the World’s Greatest Collection.
The coin counts among its previous owners renowned collectors F.C.C.
Boyd (owner of the "World's Greatest Collection") and James
The June 23 Gardner sale is being held at the Ukranian
Institute of America at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E. 79th
St., in New York City.
For more information, visit the Heritage Auctions website.