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1796/5 HALF DIME - 
Valentine 2


Variety equivalents: LM-2

Rarity: Very Rare

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", September 22, 2002, Lot 173, illustrated, flatly struck and striated across Liberty's hair and on the lower right reverse, sold for $25,300.00

The finest Uncirculated "1796/5" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

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