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Obverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 1     Reverse of 1800 Half Dime - Valentine 1


PCGS Nos: 4264, 4265


Circulation strikes:
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 (4):
Valentine 1 - Scarce
Valentine 2 - LIBEKTY - Very Scarce
Valentine 3 - Extremely Rare
Valentine 4 - Extremely Rare

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

The finest "LIBEKTY" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-65.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

ANACS MS-61.  Ex - R.M. Smythe "Nebraska Part IV", November 17, 2000, Lot 1125

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

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

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