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: 1.35g
ASW: 0.0387oz
Melt Value: $0.61 (2/11/2016)
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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2015

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1831 H10C MS
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 776
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 68


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9/10/2006 NGC MS 68   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1458 $14,950.00
2/14/2007 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 2778 $3,220.00
9/4/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 280, 286/Lot# 5707 $425.50
8/7/2010 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 343 $7,417.50
4/8/2013 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3425, 3425/Lot# 1372 $90.00
4/28/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131319/Lot# 20095 $235.00
7/11/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1187/Lot# 3095 $6,756.25
8/8/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3429 $1,997.50
10/12/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131442/Lot# 25119 $411.25


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