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1831 10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
4520
Designer:
John Reich
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Weight:
2.67 grams
Mintage:
771,350
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 18 TIE 31 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 14 / 18 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 18 TIE 29 / 35 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 25
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-9.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 18 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 18 TIE
65 or Better 14 / 18 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 31 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 29 / 35 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

James W. Lull Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:668, $37,950 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 9/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3038, $94,000 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade

“Easton” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) 

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

James W. Lull Collection - Bowers & Merena 1/2005:668, $37,950 - Richard Burdick, sold privately in 9/2006 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 2/2016:3038, $94,000 - Dr. Charles Link Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade

“Easton” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) 

#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
#6 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1831 Dime has the third-largest mintage of any of the Small Diameter Dimes, making it a target for type collectors looking for good value. Mint State examples are plentiful, with MS63 being the most oft-seen grade. A small number of superb example exist, including a monster MS68 that was once part of the Pogue Family collection and which sold for a record $94,000 in 2016.

Included in the total mintage are six different die varieties. Fortunately, none of the varieties is particularly rare, making it possible to put together a complete set without too much difficulty.