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Obverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 5     Reverse of 1795 Half Dime - Valentine 5
  


1795 HALF DIME -
VALENTINE 5

Rarity: Scarce

Variety Equivalents: Logan-McCloskey 8 

Notes:
The reverse die for this variety was also used on:
1795 Valentine 7 
1795 Valentine 8

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

Significant examples:
PCGS MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - either Ira S. Reed or James Macallister on March 30, 1946 for $50.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.s' "Benson II" sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 333, illustrated, sold for $46,000.00

Recent appearances:
Brilliant uncirculated, with claims to Choice.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 15, "V-5a, LM-8", plated, sold for $9,775.00  Purchased privately from Dan Brown on March 22, 1974

Net VF-30, sharpness of EF-45, Cleaned.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 245, "V-5, LM-8", not illustrated, sold for $2,012.50

VF-20 Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6717, "Valentine-5a", not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Net VG-8, sharpness of F-12.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1458, "LM-8" sold for $517.50

VG-8.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1459, "LM-8" sold for $494.50

AG-3.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1460, "LM-8" sold for $253.00

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