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Obverse of 1801 Half Dime     Reverse of 1801 Half Dime


PCGS No: 4267


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 R.M. Smythe

Varieties (2):
Valentine 1 - Very Scarce
Valentine 2 - same as Valentine 1
(Valentine 3) - Extremely Rare

Significant examples:
PCGS AU-55 (illustrated above).  Ex - R.M. Smythe "Nebraska Part IV", November 17, 2000, Lot 1126

The finest example graded by PCGS is a single MS-66.

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