Owner's Comments

JR-5, CAC. Ex. Flanagan. Magnificent example that I feel is undergraded by a point of two. This example is a late die state that shows off the reverse cud above the "UNI". This is the finest example that shows off the reverse cud.

Expert Comments

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.

18.50 millimeters
John Reich
2.67 grams
Metal Content
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
The United States of America
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Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

65 or Better 1500 R-4.8 14 / 18 TIE 31 / 35 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 14 / 18 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 18 TIE 29 / 35 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade 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