Coin Specifications

Category: Early Dimes (1796-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 771,350
Catalog: KM-48
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 2.70 Grams
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.21 (12/22/2014)
Diameter: 18.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1831 10C MS obverse 1831 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As always with mintage figures for USA coins before 1836, it's uncertain how many of the dimes reportedly coined this year were actually dated 1831. There is circumstantial evidence that one variety of 1829 dime (JR-12) was probably coined during 1831.

Three obverse dies were paired with five reverses to create a total of six die marriages. The reverse dies used this year feature either three or two vertical lines to represent each shield stripe. The number was reduced to two in an attempt to make the stripes more durable, and the two-line stripe remained standard for the remainder of this series.

No varieties of this date are rare, with only JR-2 and JR-6 being slightly scarce. JR-1 is illustrated here.

Mint State survivors are fairly plentiful for this date, with even gems in sufficient supply to provide for both date and type collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/23/2014

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1831 10C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 47.00 68.00 110 285 285 475 535 675 825 1025 1150 1500 2200 3800 8800 14350 37500 - - -
$ 320 500 575 725 925 1100 1250 1600 2500 4400 10500 20000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 354
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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1/12/2015 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9752


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5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3918 $1,207.50
10/11/2009 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2756, 2756/Lot# 1493 $299.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1159/Lot# 3331 $2,530.00
11/25/2012 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131249/Lot# 26706 $129.25
1/5/2014 PCGS G 6   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/05/2014, 176/Lot# 159358 $27.25
2/16/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 791, 800/Lot# 323 $2,331.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(1), 1203/Lot# 3273 $3,060.88
10/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14638 $148.05


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513116719435482090810211066119313091450151519282388315443445405802214085225171
120143176247509849945103611081231135614711652208126433550469762771004316895225170
00000094510361108123113561471165220812643355046976277100431689500
00000098310511150127014031493179022342898394750517149120641970600
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Grade: XF 40
Points: 820
Owner: ddr70
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 410
Owner: B.L. Birdy
 
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