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Obverse of 1830 Half Dime     Reverse of 1830 Half Dime


1830 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4277, 4301

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,240,000
Proofs: est. 10

Designer: William Kneass

Diameter: 15.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.25%
Copper - 10.75%

Weight: 1.35 grams

Edge: Reeded

Mintmarks: None (all coins of this type were struck at Philadelphia)

Image courtesy of Superior Galleries

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

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 420, "Logan-
McCloskey 3, Valentine 8", plated, sold for $1,725.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3006

MS-65 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3007, where it was described as follows: "Attractive toning; superior strike detail and luster. A gem.  Perfect dies. (Coins dated 1829-32 sometimes come with cracked reverses originally used with obverses of later date, indicating that old obverse dies were carried to the new Second Mint building in 1833-35 and indiscriminately used as long as they would remain fit for service to save time of making new dies, thus putting a lie to the original mintage figures.)" - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 164, sold for $460.00

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 281, "LM-3", plated, sold for $1,955.00

SEGS AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 464, "V-8, LM-3", not illustrated, sold for $138.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-65.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service