The 1809 Dime is the first year of the Capped Bust type. It ranks fourth among the Large Diameter types with an estimated 200 survivors in all grades. Despite being a scarce date, a surprising number of Mint State examples are known. The PCGS Condition Census includes grades between MS-64 and MS-66, indicating that collectors preserved a fair number of high-quality coins (naturally, these are very valuable). The majority of the circulated examples grade only EF-45 or less, thus any 1809 Dime in AU or better condition is quite a find.
Diameter: 19.00 millimeters
Designer: John Reich
Weight: 2.70 grams
Metals: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper