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Obverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 4    Reverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 4


1795 HALF DIME -
VALENTINE 4

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Logan-McCloskey 10 

Notes:
This was the only use of the obverse die.

This was the only use of the reverse die.

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

Significant examples:
NGC MS-64.  Ex Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s January 2000 "FUN" sale, Lot 6536

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 2312, sold for $77,625.00

About Uncirculated-58 (illustrated below).  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000" Sale, August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5474, plated, sold for $2,875.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 545, "Valentine-4, Logan McClosky-10.  Rarity 4...Early die state," illustrated, sold for $3,335.00

PCGS AU-55 (illustrated below).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.s' "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 334, illustrated, sold for $4,427.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1539, "Valentine-4a, LM-10, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

"AU-55" (illustrated above).  Ex - James Macallister on April 3, 1944 for $15.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.s' "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 335, illustrated, sold for $2,645.00

AU-50.  Ex - Heritage's "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5521, "Field Tooled, Cleaned, LM-10", plated, sold for $1,092.50  Ex- Springfield Collection (Bowers & Ruddy, 9/81), lot 95; from the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1457, "V-4, LM-10" sold for $1,955.00

PCI VF-35.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1538, "Valentine-4, LM-10, Rarity-3", illustrated, not sold

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

    

"AU-58"
Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Obverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 4     Reverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 4

PCGS AU-55, late state with die cud on obverse above TY and the ninth star
Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.