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1794 HALF DIME

PCGS No: 4250, 84250

Mintage:

Circulation strikes:
86,416
(includes some Half Dimes dated 1795)

Proofs: None

Designer: Robert Scot

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)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties (4):
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Rare
Valentine 4 - Very Scarce

Notes:
The finest 1794 Half Dimes graded by PCGS are 7 MS-65's.

The finest Specimen 1794 Half Dime graded by PCGS is a single SP-67.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-63.  Ex - R.M. Smythe "Nebraska Part IV", November 17, 2000, Lot 1122

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1537, "Valentine-4a, LM-4, Rarity-4", illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

AU-55.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1535, "Valentine-1, LM-1, Rarity-6", illustrated, sold for $7,187.00

About Uncirculated to Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 412, "Logan-McCloskey 2, Valentine 2 (R-5)", plated, sold for $9,200.00

AG-3 Extensively worn, small rim clip.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5473, "Valentine-4", $373.75

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