1831 H10C (Proof)

Series: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837

PR66 estimated grade<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://www.ha.com" target="_blank">Heritage Numismatic Auctions</a>

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PCGS #:
4295
Designer:
William Kneass
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.35 grams
Mintage:
20
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Major Varieties

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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 8 R-9.6 5 / 7 5 / 7
60 or Better 8 R-9.6 5 / 7 5 / 7
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 4 / 7 4 / 7
Survival Estimate
All Grades 8
60 or Better 8
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-9.6
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 7
60 or Better 5 / 7
65 or Better 4 / 7
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 7
60 or Better 5 / 7
65 or Better 4 / 7

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 estimated grade LM-6. Fleur Wales-Baillie Collection - Heritage 11/2007:60284, $86,250
2 PR65 PCGS grade LM-4. Bowers & Merena 8/1999
3 PR63 PCGS grade
3 PR63 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 estimated grade
LM-6. Fleur Wales-Baillie Collection - Heritage 11/2007:60284, $86,250
#2 PR65 PCGS grade
LM-4. Bowers & Merena 8/1999
#3 PR63 PCGS grade
#3 PR63 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of four different 1831 Half Dime varieties: LM-4, LM-5, LM-6, and LM-7.

According to Logan and McCloskey (1998), "The paucity of new working dies in 1831 resulted in some interesting die states that have been erroneously interpreted by many twentieth century numismatists as proofs." The Mint was obviously doing its best to extend the life of Reverse L, and in the process, lapped and polished this die extensively. Although Breen never reported any proof example of LM-1, recent auction descriptions have declared many of these coins proofs, hardly indicative of the quality that the Mint was capable of producing when it tried." With this is mind, they list "proof knowns" for LM-1.2, LM-3, LM-4, and LM-7.

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Walter Breen (1989).

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey (1998)