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SERIES: Capped Bust Half Dimes 1829-1837
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1831 H10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
4278
Diameter:
15.90 millimeters
Designer:
William Kneass
Weight:
1.35 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,242,700
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$18,150 • PCGS MS66 • 8-10-1990 • RARCOA
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 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

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
2 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

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 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 tpo locate in just about any condition, including Mint State.  Over two hundred have been graded in the MS62 to MS64 range and even gems at the MS65 and MS66 levels are fairly plentiful.  A small handful of 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.