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Obverse of 1835 Half Dime     Reverse of 1835 Half Dime


1835 HALF DIME

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 2,760,000
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)

Images courtesy of Superior Stamp & Coin

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

Recent appearances:
MS-64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1624, "Small Date, Large 5, Valentine-6"

MS-61 Questionable toning.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5477, "Valentine 7", not plated, sold for 178.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large Date" examples graded by PCGS are 22 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "Large Date, Small 5C" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date, Large 5C" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Small Date, Small 5C" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

No Proofs have been graded by PCGS.

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