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Obverse of 1796 Half Dime - Valentine 1     Reverse of 1796 Half Dime - Valentine 1


1796 "LIKERTY" HALF DIME - 
Valentine 1

PCGS No: 94254

Variety equivalents:

Rarity: Very Scarce

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

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2  AU-58's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", September 22, 2002, Lot 174, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

Choice About Uncirculated, virtually Mint State.  
Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 413, "Logan-McCloskey 1, Valentine 1 (R-3)", plated, sold for $4,312.00  Ex - Stack's sale, January 1981, Lot 552

Choice About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 22, "V-1, LM-1", plated, sold for $16,100.00  Purchased privately from Abner Kreisberg on February 23, 1967

EF-40 Scratches.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5522, "V-1, LM-1", not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00  Ex Witham and Sansoucy Collections (Bowers and Merena, 9/92), lot 1231; From the collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS VF-30 (illustrated above).  Ex - Hollinbeck Coin Company, December 26, 1944, sold for $16.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II" sale, Lot 336, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 336, illustrated, "...the reverse die was rotated about 20 degrees counter clockwise...", sold for $3,680.00

VG-8.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6718, "Valentine, Logan-McCloskey 1", not illustrated, sold for $1063.75



Sources and/or recommended reading:

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey