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Obverse of 1829 Half Dime     Reverse of 1829 Half Dime


1829 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4276, 4294

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,230,000
Proofs: estimated 30

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 15.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 1.35 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmarks: None (all coins of this date and type were struck at the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mint)

Image courtesy of Superior Galleries

Varieties (18):
LM-1 - Common
LM-2 - Very Common
LM-3 - Common
LM-4 - Scarce
LM-5 - Very Common
LM-6 - Rare
LM-7 - Very Scarce
LM-8 - Extremely Rare
LM-9 - Rare
LM-10 - Rare
LM-11 - Very Rare
LM-12 - Very Rare
LM-13 - Very Common
LM-14 - Very Scarce
LM-15 - Very Scarce
LM-16 - Common
LM-17 - Very Scarce
LM-18 - Rare 

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1542, "Valentine-3", illustrated, sold for $13,225.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 1401, "V-3, LM-2", illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

ANACS Proof-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3004, "Valentine 3", earlier in another Superior Galleries' sale where it was called a "Valentine 2"

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6820, "Valentine-2", illustrated, sold for $1,523.75

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6819, "Valentine-2", not illustrated, sold for $989.00

ANACS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7961, "V-3, LM-2, B-2982, Triple Rev Stripes", not illustrated, sold for $603.75

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6818, "Valentine-6", not illustrated, sold for $258.75

MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5475, "Valentine 12", not plated, sold for $241.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 418, "Logan-McCloskey 4, Breen 13", plated, sold for $207.00 This variety is a Breen discovery, not listed by Half Dime pioneer Valentine 

SEGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 463, V-16, LM-10", not illustrated, sold for $483.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

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

"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service