The 1829 Curl Base 2 Dime was discovered by John McCloskey in 1973 at a one-day local coin show in Dayton, Ohio. Today there are maybe between 40 and 50 examples known for this important type coin.
This specimen graded PCGS VF35 is tied for the highest graded example with one other coin in the same grade. Most examples known are found in AG-VG grades. This example has crusty gray toning on both sides. There are virtually no marks visible to the naked eye, and surface quality holds up well under a 5X glass. The is a die crack through Liberty and bisecting the obverse.
PCGS price for a VF35 is $38,500. An example graded PCGS VF30 realized $34,500 in a 2009 Bowers & Merena public auction sale.
|PCGS Coin Number||4512|
|Denomination Type||Capped Bust Dime|
|Holder Variety||Curl Base 2|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Grade Add On||NONE|