Coin Specifications

Category: Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,242,700
Catalog: KM-47
Obverse Designer: William Kneass
Reverse Designer: William Kneass
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.8920
Weight: 1.35 Grams
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.57 (8/29/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1831 H10C MS obverse 1831 H10C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The mintage figure for this date is a bit deceiving, as it includes half dimes struck during 1831 but dated 1829 or 1830. As for the ones dated 1831, there are seven die marriages known from the combining of three obverse dies and five reverses.

This date is readily available across most grades, and a fair number of Mint State pieces are included. The challenge in locating a suitable example will be to find one which is fully struck on both sides.

There are no rare varieties for 1831, but LM-2 and LM-3 are moderately scarce. LM-5 (photos) is common.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/10/2015

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1831 H10C MS
Base $ 55.00 70.00 85.00 115 190 260 280 325 375 475 620 950 1425 3250 5900 18000 27500 - -
$ 210 - 295 340 385 500 670 1050 1800 4400 6600 - -

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Total Graded: 767
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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1/15/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1396, 1396/Lot# 1171 $218.00
9/10/2006 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1458 $14,950.00
1/29/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 328, 334/Lot# 8591 $402.50
8/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(1), 1173/Lot# 3128 $1,997.50
3/17/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131313/Lot# 28804 $159.80
8/25/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131336/Lot# 24604 $164.50
10/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14638 $148.05
1/29/2015 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1217/Lot# 7262 $763.75

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