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1837 HALF DIME - CAPPED BUST
(see also 1837 Half Dime - Seated Liberty)

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 871,000
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 (5):
LM-1 - Very Common
LM-2 - Rare
LM-3 - Very Rare
LM-4 - Scarce
LM-5 - Very Common

Recent appearances:
Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 426, "Logan-
McCloskey 1, Valentine 3", plated, sold for $1,495.00

MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1544, "Large 5, Valentine-1, LM-5, Rarity-1", illustrated, sold for $2,070.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6824, "Valentine-2, Small 5C", illustrated, sold for $2,932.50

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, possibly Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 284, "LM-1, Recut base", plated, unsold

MS-62.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6722, "Valentine-1, LM-5", not illustrated, not sold

MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1467, "Large Date", sold for $460.00

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated "Large 5C" examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "Small 5C" examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-64'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