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Obverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 2     Reverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 2


1800 HALF DIME -
VALENTINE 2

Variety equivalents:
Logan-McCloskey 3

Rarity: Very Scarce

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

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "LIBEKTY" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Recent appearances:
Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 28, "LM-3, V-2", plated, sold for $12,650.00  Purchased privately from Abner Kresiberg on June 1, 1968

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2316, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 343, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1621, "LIBEKTY, Valentine-2, Logan-McCloskey 3"

VG-8 Damaged.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5214, "LIBEKTY.  V-2, LM-3, R-4.", not illustrated, sold for $356.50

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