1831 H10C (Regular Strike)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
4278
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
1,242,700
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 3,000 R-4.4 12 / 14 TIE 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 13 / 14 13 / 14
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 11 / 14 TIE 11 / 14 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 750
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 14
65 or Better 11 / 14 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 14 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 14
65 or Better 11 / 14 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #4278 (MS) 68

Knoxville Collection - The Mint (Jay Parrino), sold privately - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:915, $13,200

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 7/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1021, $11,162.50

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:285, $11,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:265, $7,050 - Goldbergs 9/2018:314, not sold - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
	MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:13, $8,913 - Heritage 1/2012:3109, $9,775

3 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 7/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1021, $11,163

3 MS67 PCGS grade
 
	PCGS #4278 (MS) 68 
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Knoxville Collection - The Mint (Jay Parrino), sold privately - Bob R. Simpson Collection - Tom Bender Collection

#2 MS67+ PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:915, $13,200

MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 7/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1021, $11,162.50

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 6/2014:285, $11,750 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2015:265, $7,050 - Goldbergs 9/2018:314, not sold - D.L. Hansen Collection

 
	MS67 PCGS grade 
#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2009:13, $8,913 - Heritage 1/2012:3109, $9,775

MS67 PCGS grade #3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS67 PCGS grade

Pinnacle Rarities, sold privately in 7/2003 - D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part I - Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 5/2015:1021, $11,163

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1831 Half Dime has a hefty mintage of over 1.2 million pieces, and, like most dates of this type, it is easy to locate in just about any condition, including Mint State. Over three hundred have been graded in the MS62 to MS64 range and even gems at the MS65 and MS66 levels are fairly plentiful. At least a dozen MS7 examples are known. The finest is the colorful MS68 pictured above.

Most examples show a strong strike, with ample detailing of the hair and feathers.