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Obverse of 1796 Half Dime - Valentine 1     Reverse of 1796 Half Dime - Valentine 1


1796 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4254

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
10,230
Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot
(based on a design by Gilbert Stuart)

Diameter: 16.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Silver - 89.2%
Copper - 10.8%

Weight: 21 grains (1.3 grams)

Edge: Reeded

Mintmark: None (all examples of this date and type were struck at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties (2):
Valentine 1 - "LIKERTY" - Scarce
Valentine 2 - 1796/5 - Very Rare

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

The finest "LIKERTY" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-62.

The finest "1796/5" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-64.

Recent appearances:
PCGS AU-58.  Goldbergs "Fairchild Family Trust", 05/2001:462, $6,325.00

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

"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey