1831 H10C MS68 Certification #06666541, PCGS #4278

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
4278
Designer
William Kneass
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
15.90 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
1242700
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
1181
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3000 R-4.4 12 / 14 TIE 12 / 14 TIE
All Grades 750 R-5.5 13 / 14 13 / 14
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 11 / 14 TIE 11 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 3000
All Grades 750
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-4.4
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 12 / 14 TIE
All Grades 13 / 14
60 or Better 11 / 14 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 14 TIE
All Grades 13 / 14
60 or Better 11 / 14 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 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 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

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

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

MS67+ PCGS grade #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

MS67 PCGS grade #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