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: $0.61 (10/10/2015)
Diameter: 15.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 9/2/2015

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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 17000 27500 - -
$ 210 - 295 340 385 500 670 1050 1800 4400 6600 - -

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Total Graded: 770
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68

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11/7/2005 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #61, 66/Lot# 385 $408.25
5/25/2008 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3917 $2,760.00
12/5/2010 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 2972, 2972/Lot# 1576 $241.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3430 $2,990.00
10/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131345/Lot# 22952 $205.63
3/21/2014 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 21 & 23 US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(3), 1198/Lot# 11175 $705.00
10/10/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14638 $148.05
5/19/2015 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers May 2015 Pogue Collection, 6071/Lot# 1021 $11,162.50

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