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Obverse of 1805 Half Dime - LM-1     Reverse of 1805 Half Dime - LM-1


1805 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4272

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
15,600
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 Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Varieties (1):
Valentine 1 - Very Scarce

Significant examples:
"Almost Uncirculated."  Ex - David Bullowa sale, May 24, 1952, Lot 1021, sold for $88.00 - John Jay Pittman - David Akers Numismatics, Inc. "John Jay Pittman Collection - Part One", October 21-23, 1997, Lot 430, illustrated, "Possibly The Second Or Third Finest Known".

Recent appearances:
Fine-12 Damaged, Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6720, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

ANACS graded Sharpness of VF-20 Net G-6, Damaged-Graffiti.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1541, illustrated, sold for $690.00

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 2 AU-58's.

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