Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 81

The Pre-Long Beach Sale

Capped Bust Half Dimes
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Lot 752
1831. PCGS graded MS-67. Frosty with light blue green obverse toning. What can be said about a Mint State 67 coin from 1831 except that it is simply amazing, and only one step below top Condition Census for this year. To earn such a towering grade, a coin must be for all intents and purposes perfect -- fully struck, bursting with satin effervescence, visually appealing, and technically pure. The coin offered here possesses all those qualifications and more, all in a pure original toned format. If you collect top-end pieces here is a coin that will find approval far and wide. Suffice it to say that this coin lives up to every aspect of the MS67 grade.

Although the reported mintage of 1,242,700 is quite comparable to the preceding two years, only seven die marriages are known, compared to 18 and 14 for 1829 and 1830. Comparing only mintages and die combinations for each of these years, we find that the average mintage per die combination was 68,333 coins for 1829; 88,571 coins for 1830; and 177,529 coins for 1831. Pop 10; 1 finer in 68. (PCGS # 4278) .
Estimated Value $10,000 - 11,000.
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