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1832 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4279

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 965,000
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)

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

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7962, "V-8, LM-5", not illustrated, sold for $862.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 423, "Logan-McCloskey 14, Valentine 7", not plated, unsold

PCGS graded MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 745, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Bright and satiny with just a hint of toning starting to form. Bold on the obverse, with slight weakness on the eagle's body on the reverse.", sold for $483.00

PCGS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 746, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Satiny luster and well struck, without the usual problems, keeping this one in the mint state category. In an old mini PCGS holder.", sold for $333.00

PCGS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 747, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Splendid gold toning around the periphery and lustrous, struck from clashed dies, both obverse and reverse.", sold for $529.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 748, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Mottled toning, especially on the reverse, with nice luster and surfaces. Minor handling marks.", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 749, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Steel gray in color with smooth surfaces that show no problems. Well struck, and evidence of clashed dies both sides.", sold for $195.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 750, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Steel gray and nice on the obverse, there is a scratch under the N of UNITED on the reverse. Common as a variety.", sold for $230.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 751, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1, LM-3, Rarity-1…Dark toning in the fields and lighter on the devices. Pretty and probably original.", sold for $161.00

NGC graded MS-61.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 753, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1c, LM-3, Rarity-1…Lustrous and with mottled toning, especially on the reverse.", sold for $310.00

MS-60 Plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 754, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1c, Rarity-1…Mostly white with a touch of gold color starting to form. Struck from sharply clashed dies.", sold for $310.00

ANACS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 755, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1c, LM-3, Rarity-1…Orange gold in color and well struck with full stars on the obverse, and high curls on Liberty.", sold for $138.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 756, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1c, Rarity-1…Mostly white, with some mottled gold toning on both sides. Flashy and very pretty.", sold for $287.00

AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 757, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-1c, Rarity-1…Antique gray and pleasing, the only complaint are minor hairlines on both sides, which are toned over. Sharp and desirable.", sold for $230.00

NGC graded MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 758, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-2, LM-12, Rarity-2…Deep midnight blue toning on both sides with gray at the centers. Sharply struck and pleasing, with bold stars and only light hairlines in the fields.", sold for $230.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 759, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-2, LM-12, Rarity-2…Mottled gold and blue toning over lustrous fields. Sharply struck.", sold for $132.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 760, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-2, LM-12, Rarity-2…A touch of friction from new, but dark toning. Poorly defined on the upper shield lines.", sold for $241.00

ANACS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 761, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-2, LM-12, Rarity-2…Hairlines in the fields and toned a pretty orange gold in color.", sold for $132.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 762, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-5, LM-8.2, Rarity-3…Satiny silver color with sunset shades in the stars, and sharply impressed. A touch darker on the reverse. One of the multiple die states of this scarce die pairing and a worthy coin to acquire.", sold for $276.00

NGC graded MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 763, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…A beauty that has deep gold toning on the obverse and satiny silver on the reverse. Clean surfaces and well preserved, nearly a gem.", sold for $862.00

ANACS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 764, illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Dark toning to hide minor hairlines in the fields. Nice luster in the fields.", sold for $287.00

PCGS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 765, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…This coin has a curious mottled appearance on Liberty, and there are some handling marks on her face. Bright and lustrous, and well struck, too.", sold for $575.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 766, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Silver gray in color, and mostly untoned, but there are some scuffs in the obverse fields. A common one.", sold for $264.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 767, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Mottled gray toning in the fields, with luster showing beneath. Sharp.", sold for $161.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 768, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, Rarity-1…Dark gray and sharp, with a couple of scratches on the upper reverse.", sold for $144.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 769, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Satiny and white, with nice original appearing surfaces. Boldly struck by the dies. Several reverse letters are filled, as usual.", sold for $172.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 770, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Light toning on the obverse, but with some active PVC on the reverse which should be immediately removed. Please crack this coin out of the PCGS holder and have the active green stuff removed from the reverse, it will damage the coin in time, so don't put this away and forget about it.", sold for $184.00

PCGS graded AU-53.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 771, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…Dark gray in color and cleaned, with remnants of white soap or baking soda in the reverse lettering. Decent surfaces and a common variety.", sold for $161.00

EF-45.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 772, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8, LM-5, Rarity-1…A choice coin that boasts green and blue shades in the fields, lighter silver at the centers. Well struck and preserved.", sold for $109.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 773, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-8c, LM-5, Rarity-1…Deep blue toning on the edges, gold at the centers. Well struck throughout, with a sharp die crack through the A of STATES to the scroll.", sold for $368.00

NGC graded MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 774, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-9, LM-7, Rarity-2…Deep blue gray and lovely in the color department. A few microscopic marks are visible on the obverse, mostly on Liberty's cheek and surrounding field.", sold for $207.00

NGC graded MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 775, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-9, LM-7, Rarity-2…Dark toning on both sides which was sufficient to get this into a Mint State holder. Hairlines in the fields. See what you think before you raise your hand.", sold for $241.00

PCGS graded MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 776, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-9, LM-7, Rarity-2…Light gold toning over minor hairlines in the fields. Later die state on the reverse.", sold for $575.00

PCGS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 777, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-9, LM-7,Rarity-2…Deep mottled gold and blue toning on the reverse, lighter on the obverse. Flashy and well struck.", sold for $195.00

ANACS graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 778, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-12, LM-4, Rarity-4…An early die state with a faint crack to Liberty's cap, the recutting on the U is sharp. Scarce. Medium gray and gold in color, darker on the reverse.", sold for $195.00

NGC graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 779, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-12, LM-4, Rarity-4…Medium to dark gray in color, with the nice die cracks from the rim to the cap. Scarce, although a nice selection is available in this sale.", sold for $218.00

NGC graded AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 780, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-12, LM-4, Rarity-4…Silvery white luster in the fields and sharply struck from lapped dies.", sold for $195.00

PCGS graded AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 781, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-12, LM-4, Rarity-4…A beautiful coin and a late die state with the obverse cracks well developed up from Liberty's cap. Nice colors in the toning department, and well struck. Scarce as a variety, and seldom offered.", sold for $218.00

NGC graded MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 782, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-13, LM-10.1, Rarity-3…Deep gray on the obverse, darker on the reverse with mottled areas into the realms of blackness. Minor handling marks from a higher grade.", sold for $517.00

EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, lot 783, not illustrated, where it was described as follows: "Valentine-14… Cleaned and retoned, with dull gray surfaces. There are some scratches on Liberty's face.", sold for $63.00

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

No Proof have been graded by PCGS.

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