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Obverse of 1831 Dime - JR-5     Reverse of 1831 Dime - JR-5


1831 TEN CENTS OR DIME

PCGS Nos: 4520, 4553

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 771,350
Proofs: estimated 15

Designer: John Reich

Diameter: 18.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 41.6 grains (2.70 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all 1831 Dimes were struck at the Philadelphia Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Varieties (6):
JR-1 - 
JR-2 - 
JR-3 - 
JR-4 - 
JR-5
JR-6 -

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 4 PR-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 584, "JR-4" at $977.50

MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 585, "JR-4" Not Sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3042

NGC MS-61.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 586, "JR-4" at $529.00

MS-60 Cleaned, Questionable toning.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5489, "JR-1", not plated, sold for $345.00

AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5530, "Rev. Planchet Flaw, JR-1", not illustrated, sold for $529.00 

SEGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 498, "JR-1", not illustrated, sold for $190.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early United States Dimes 1796-1837" by David J. Davis et al.

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen
 
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service