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Obverse of 1836 Half Dime     Reverse of 1836 Half Dime


1836 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4299

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,900,000
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 (7):
LM-1 - Rare
LM-2 - Scarce
LM-3 - Very Common
LM-4 - Common
LM-5 - Common
LM-6 - Scarce
LM-7 - Very Scarce

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6102, "V-6, LM-5, Small 5C", not plated, sold for $776.25

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 551, "Valentine-6, LM-5, Small C" at $345.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large 5C" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Uncirculated "Small 5C" examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

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