Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,800,000
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: $1.21 (5/29/2015)
Diameter: 17.8mm
Edge: Reeded
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1931 S 10C MS obverse 1931 S 10C MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

This issue is similar in both mintage and rarity to 1930-S dimes. Both were partially withheld from release until a few years had passed, and this provided an opportunity for collectors and dealers to set aside a few Mint State rolls of each.

Even in gem Mint State, this issue is not rare, but its low mintage had given it a popularity that keeps values above other issues of similar availability. The percentage of 1931-S dimes having Full Bands is very small, and the Census numbers clearly reflect this fact.

An extremely minor doubled-die obverse is known affecting the date. Were it not for the small number of such varieties known for this series, collectors probably would overlook it altogether. As it is, this variety has become quite desirable in higher grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/20/2014

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1931 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 4.50 5.50 6.50 10.50 19.00 46.00 51.00 57.00 72.00 105 125 150 215 330 525 1125 - - -
$ - 48.00 55.00 63.00 80.00 115 135 165 240 375 600 1350 -
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 135 225 375 1075 3200 6250 35500 - - -
$ - - - - - 155 265 575 1500 4750 9900 47000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 404
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/26/2004 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1888, 1888/Lot# 1192 $2,970.00
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1644 $138.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8866 $299.00
9/7/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7522 $138.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 110597 $205.00
10/20/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 774, 783/Lot# 436 $300.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 65   Full Bands Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5249 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3333335010215118322725525826226530451599015052699649911613
33333186711816119723625625926327837467311611903396582030
0000006711816119723625625926327837467311611903396500
0000008413417221224525726026429144483113332301523200
1931 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333354115167201248278282285288330553105115892828674711992
33333207413217821625827928328630240471912302002413484950
0000007413217821625827928328630240471912302002413400
0000009414918923226828028428731647888514092415544000
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333372143194227275304354423674109520482699291047931496326858
33333269516020524328432037750681414122265276935378183189280
000000951602052432843203775068141412226527693537818300
00000011917721625929433740059095417302482283941651157300
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33333381159212248298330384456721116221542828304749901542027562
333332910717622426430834840854486814922378290136948466194670
0000001071762242643083484085448681492237829013694846600
000000133194236281319366432632101518232603297443421194300
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