Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 1,260,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.64 (11/28/2020)
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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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

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1931 D 10C MS
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1931 D 10C MS FB
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 614
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1931 D 10C MS
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Base--34275643516-312145469358---268
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---------------2111---5
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Total--34275643516-312145670369---273
 --1%1%10%2%2%1%1%2%6%-1%4%5%21%26%13%3%--- 
1931 D 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------421991506012---346
------------------1---1
---------------122----5
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Total-------------4211001526213---352
 -------------1%6%28%43%18%4%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 D 10C MS PL
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Base3237455494179220258278295320389409471539629837110816712451598910591
34404867122193233265284303343396430494569698927129619313630752311121
00000023326528430334339643049456969892712961931363000
000000245271289312366402450516599768101814832191481000
1931 D 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32374554941792202582782953204234505516427641036168324643694827614845
3440486712219323326528430335443248458168385512521943287452211046615587
000000233265284303354432484581683855125219432874522100
000000245271289312389441517612723945146722043284674900
1931 D 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base374150594371942412783013203484564845936868171100177425853857857115299
38445318543721025328630732938446552062473091113252044300954281081416064
000000253286307329384465520624730911132520443009542800
0000002662933143394204755576557731006154923153433700000
1931 D 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2832415085163201237255272298360381437502586783104415832335576310245
29354462111176213243261281319367400459530652870122418343478725710757
00000021324326128131936740045953065287012241834347800
00000022524926628933937441848055871795714032084462000
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Grade: MS 65 FB
Points: 1252
Owner: d.salyer
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 1044
Owner: dabrown
 
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