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: 2.7g
ASW: 0.0774oz
Melt Value: $1.22 (2/12/2016)
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.

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: 9/3/2015

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1831 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 35.00 47.00 78.00 110 285 490 550 690 850 1250 1700 2300 3600 9800 15500 37500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 366
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 68


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11/2/1998 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1101, 1101/Lot# 1349 $174.40
1/23/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Dallas, TX The Jules Reiver Collection Signature Auction #390, 390/Lot# 22233 $488.75
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 3918 $1,207.50
1/15/2012 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/15/2012, 3/Lot# 29173 $1,210.00
12/16/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131252/Lot# 24680 $74.00
6/16/2013 PCGS XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 756, 765/Lot# 621 $251.00
12/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7424 $381.88
1/8/2014 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 3910 $6,462.50
8/8/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 3251 $5,581.25
10/10/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14639 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1831 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11513116719435482090810211066119313091450151519282388315443445405802214085225171
120143176247509849946103611081232135614721653208126433551469862771004316896225170
00000094610361108123213561472165320812643355146986277100431689600
00000098310511151127014031493179022352899394750517150120641970600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3154
Owner: empireed
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: DLCCOIN
 
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