Capped Bust Dime Varieties
By 1817, Reich had worked for the U.S. Mint for over a decade. He had received neither any recognition for his services nor a raise. Acting on his frustration, he resigned. His design lived on for another twenty years.
It was not again until 1820 that Capped Bust Dimes were again struck. The Mint struck 942,587 coins and did them in all three varieties as previous – large 0, small 0 Variety and a “STATESOFAMERICA” variety. Over 1 million coins were struck dated 1821 and these were split between a large and small date variety. But only 200,000 1822-dated coins were struck, so all of them are rare in any grade.
440,000 coins were struck dated 1823 – all of them were overdates 1823/2 – and there are coins struck with large E’s and with small E’s. There are two varieties of 1824-dated coins, all of which are overdates of 1824/2. There is a flat top 1 and a pointed top 1. It is unknown as to how many coins were struck in 1825 but a significant number of coins have used that date but no coins are dated 1826.
1827 saw 1,215,000 coins struck with a flat top 1 in 10C and a pointed top 1 in 10c. 1828 has two major varieties – large date with a curl base 2 and a small date with a square base 2, split between 125,000 coins.