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: $1.26 (9/20/2017)
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: 4/17/2017

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1931 S 10C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 4.50 5.50 6.50 10.50 19.00 46.00 51.00 57.00 75.00 95.00 105 120 150 215 305 475 1125 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 350 635 1475 -
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 120 135 225 365 850 2475 4900 26000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 8400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 423
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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9/21/2003 PCGS MS 64   Full Bands Teletrade Auction 1781, 1781/Lot# 1086 $687.50
9/14/2004 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24093, 24093/Lot# 13409 $98.90
9/19/2005 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1644 $138.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 66   Full Bands Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1156/Lot# 3415 $2,990.00
12/8/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7886 $207.00
1/8/2012 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/08/2012, 2/Lot# 32089 $30.99
11/17/2013 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 778, 787/Lot# 63 $210.00
10/10/2014 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14768 $30.55


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1931 S 10C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base121620244176111186205227288351381423502653829110318212699649911613
13172130538813619221224730936139544955271292013422114396682040
00000013619221224730936139544955271292013422114396600
000000161199220268330371409476603770101215822406523200
1931 S 10C MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024284585123205223248314378409456539697882117019172828674711992
17212534589815021123127033538842548459275997814192221413484950
00000015021123127033538842548459275997814192221413400
000000178217240292357399440511644820107416682524544100
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162024284585123205223248314423463674933155827403783754379501496326858
1721253458981502112312703504365337601141195230885036767910288189280
000000150211231270350436533760114119523088503676791028800
000000178217240292387450604847135023463435629078141262500
1931 S 10C MS Full Bands, Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202428325094135223244268339456497721993164428713981781882361542027562
21252938651081642302522923784705728121210205332415260795710631194670
000000164230252292378470572812121020533241526079571063100
000000194237260315417483646902142724623611653980971302500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 502
Owner: Killamj
 
Grade: VF 30
Points: 41
Owner: sc1quail
 
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