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Obverse of 1834 Half Dime - Valentine 1     Reverse of 1834 Half Dime - Valentine 1


1834 HALF DIME

PCGS Nos: 4281, 4297

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,480,000
Proofs: est. 20

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)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Varieties (5):
LM-1 - Common
LM-2 - Very Common
LM-3 - Scarce
LM-4 - Very Common
LM-5 - Scarce

Recent appearances:
ICG MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1466, unsold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6823, "Valentine-4", not illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6100, "V-4, LM-4", not plated, unsold

MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1622

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7964, "V-4, LM-4", not illustrated, sold for $759.00

PCGS MS-63 (illustrated above).  Ex - J. G. Macallister, November 7, 1944, part of a large group of Half Dimes sold for $80.00 - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part 2", February 18-19, 2002, Lot 355, illustrated, "V-1", sold for $3,105.00

ANACS MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6822, "Valentine-1a", not illustrated, sold for $333.50

SEGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1623, "Valentine-1C, LM-2"

MS-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1543, "Valentine-1c, LM-2, Rarity-1", not illustrated, sold for $287.00

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 424, "Logan-McCloskey 2, Valentine 1", not plated, sold for $373.75

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

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

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