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Obverse of 1831 Half Dime     Reverse of 1831 Half Dime


1831 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4278, 4295

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,242,700
Proofs: est. 10

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 15.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.25%
Copper - 10.75%

Weight: ±1.35 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmarks: None (all coins of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

Varieties (7):
LM-1 - Very Common
LM-2 - Scarce
LM-3 - Very Scarce
LM-4 - Common
LM-5 - Very Common
LM-6 - Very Common
LM-7 - Common

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6099, "V-3, LM-7", plated, unsold

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 129, "V-7, LM-2", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 283, "LM-14", plated, unsold

ICG MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1464, "V-4,LM-4", unsold

MS-64 PL.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 329, "LM-4, V-4, Rarity-2", illustrated, sold for $920.00

MS-63.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6721, "Valentine-1, LM-6", not illustrated, not sold

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 421, "Logan-McCloskey 5", plated, sold for $488.75

MS-60+.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 465, "V-1", not illustrated, sold for $575.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 282, "Valentine-1a", not plated, sold for $149.50

NGC AU-58.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6098, "V-5, LM-5", not plated, sold for $184.00

SEGS AU-50.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 466, "V-4, LM-4", not illustrated, sold for $132.00

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 422, "Logan-
McCloskey 6, Valentine 1", not plated, sold for $155.25

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service