Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,260,000
Catalog: KM-140
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.50 Grams
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.08 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1931 D 10C MS obverse 1931 D 10C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This proved to be the third lowest mintage in the Mercury Dime series, and examples were always elusive in circulation. Coins in the higher circulated grades remain very difficult to locate, but their values are held in check by the greater than expected availability of Mint State pieces.

Dealer ads from the late 1930s reveal that Mint State 1931-D dimes were readily available at a time when most issues made before 1934 were in short supply. There existed little demand for fresh coins in 1931, and most pieces of this date were issued in 1934-35. Examples are plentiful in Mint State through MS-65, and this issue enjoys a higher than usual percentage of Full Bands coins.

A nice doubled-die obverse variety is known affecting primarily the date. Though subtle in comparison to similar such varieties for other coin types, within the context of the Mercury Dime series this one is sharper than most. Mint State examples are very scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1931 D 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 9.00 10.50 13.00 21.00 40.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 78.00 105 125 150 190 290 485 1050 - - -
$ 45.00 64.00 69.00 74.00 83.00 115 135 165 225 350 575 - -
1931 D 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 130 170 210 275 475 825 2400 - - -
$ - - - - - 150 190 245 325 650 1300 3000 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 547
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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2/20/2000 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1273, 1273/Lot# 1155 $239.80
5/25/2002 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22081, 22081/Lot# 11210 $126.50
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1643 $230.00
1/2/2006 NGC MS 67   Full Bands David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #69, 74/Lot# 312 $2,185.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 36509 $13.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 8206 $373.75
7/22/2012 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 59089 $165.06
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6992 $536.98
12/1/2013 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155354 $385.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333337615117519422023724425527230451584712712335576310245
33333271011591812022252392472602823746259881625347772570
0000001011591812022252392472602823746259881625347700
00000012616718721123124125126629344473611291980462000
1931 D 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333338516719421224125826527829533055390313452451598910591
333333011217620022124626026928330640466910501713363075230
00000011217620022124626026928330640466910501713363000
00000013918520623125226227328931847878611972082480900
1931 D 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333376155179198223241255272288366674100521613694827614845
3333327102163185206229245260277314468784139026725221104650
00000010216318520622924526027731446878413902672522100
00000012817119121423525026628234057189417753183674800
1931 D 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333385171198216244262278295314395721106722713857857115299
3333330113180204225250267283301341503836146827995428108130
00000011318020422525026728330134150383614682799542800
00000014218921023425627228930736861295118693328699900
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 784
Owner: d.salyer
 
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