Coin Specifications

Category: Mercury Dimes (1916-1945)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,800,000
Obverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Reverse Designer: Adolph A. Weinman
Composition: Silver
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 2.5000g
ASW: 0.0723oz
Melt Value: $1.30 (2/26/2020)
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.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1931 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.75 5.75 9.25 15.00 25.00 50.00 60.00 65.00 85.00 100.00 115 130 145 225 290 500 1150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 350 635 1400 -
1931 S 10C MS FB
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 120 135 250 475 1000 2550 4900 13700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 8400 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 469
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, 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: 2/25/2020 1931 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-17620129451121-526409199576---420
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Total-17620129451121-526409199577---421
 -0%2%1%5%3%2%1%1%3%5%-1%6%10%22%24%14%2%--- 
1931 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--45171183---49
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Total----------1--45171183---49
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 S 10C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024284585123205223248314378409456539697882117019172828674711992
17212534589815021123127033538842548459275997814192221413484950
00000015021123127033538842548459275997814192221413400
000000178217240292357399440511644820107416682524544100
1931 S 10C MS FB
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024284585123205223248314423463674933155827403783754379501496326858
1721253458981502112312703504365337601141195230885036767910288189280
000000150211231270350436533760114119523088503676791028800
000000178217240292387450604847135023463435629078141262500
1931 S 10C MS FBP
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202428325094135223244268339456497721993164428713981781882361542027562
21252938651081642302522923784705728121210205332415260795710631194670
000000164230252292378470572812121020533241526079571063100
000000194237260315417483646902142724623611653980971302500
1931 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620244176111186205227288351381423502653829110318212699649911613
13172130538813619221224730936139544955271292013422114396682040
00000013619221224730936139544955271292013422114396600
000000161199220268330371409476603770101215822406523200
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Grade: MS 67 FB
Points: 7543
Owner: Sadler
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 502
Owner: Killamj
 
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