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SERIES: Capped Bust Dimes 1809-1837
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1831 10C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
4520
Diameter:
18.50 millimeters
Designer:
John Reich
Weight:
2.67 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
771,350
Metal Content:
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Auction Record:
$37,950 • PCGS MS68 • 1-9-2005 • Bowers & Merena
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2
23
1
2
3
26
3
3
8
62
19
8
10
65
7
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90
12
15
25
160
13
25
45+
350
45+
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490
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550
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625
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58+
875
58+
60
1,000
60
62+
1,750
62+
63+
2,100
63+
64+
4,000
64+
65+
14,000
65+
66+
24,000
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66+
67+
72,500
1
67+
68
94,000
1
68
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 18 TIE 31 / 35 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 14 / 18 TIE 30 / 35 TIE
65 or Better 25 R-9.0 14 / 18 TIE 29 / 35 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 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  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 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  
6 MS66 PCGS grade

“Easton” Collection (PCGS Set Registry) 

6 MS66 PCGS grade
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  
6 MS66 PCGS grade  

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.