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Obverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 1     Reverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 1


1800 HALF DIME -
VALENTINE 1

Variety equivalents:
Logan-McCloskey 1

Rarity: Scarce

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

Recent appearances:
"MS-61".  Ex - 1999 ANA Signature Sale, August 11-13, 1999, Lot 5213, "MS-61", realized $4,370.00

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Numismatic Gallery's sale of the "World's Greatest Collection", May 11, 1945, Lot 198 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 341, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "1800. LM-1, V-1, Rarity-3. PCGS graded MS-63. This is the commonest variety of 1800 half dime. Frosty luster in the fields which boasts rich blue and gold shades on both sides. Note the splashes of gold on the left and right side of the obverse, while the central area remains a beautiful shade of blue. As to the strike, it is full and complete on the obverse, with strong stars and sharp curls on Liberty. Similar on the reverse, with strong device detail on the eagle and lettering, and the only weakness is on the upper right clouds and a couple of the stars, as usually seen on this variety. The dies both show light clash marks. One tiny scratch is seen from the left side of the first T of STATES down to the star below, and there is a minor planchet line below Liberty's bust, likely where something was on the planchet when it was struck. A magnificent coin that will certainly be the highlight of an advanced half dime collection...", sold for $15,525.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 342, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

VF-20 Bent.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6719, "Valentine-1, Logan-McCloskey 1", not illustrated, sold for $529.00

ANACS Damaged, EF Details, Net VF-20.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6814, "Valentine-1", not illustrated, sold for $833.75

About Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 415, "Logan-McCloskey 1, Valentine 1 (R-4)", not plated, sold for $747.50

Very Good.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 416, "Logan-McCloskey 1, Valentine 1", not plated, sold for $253.00

Sources and/or  recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey