Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1803 Valentine-2 Half Dime, Impressive XF45 Preservation

    1803 H10C Large 8 XF45 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.3. This is a remarkably problem-free coin for an early U.S. silver issue. There are no outwardly noticeable abrasions, and even a loupe fails to reveal many distracting handling marks. Whereas the obverse is overlaid in somewhat mottled steel-gray hues, the reverse is bright and essentially untoned. Boldly struck from a not quite perfectly centered impression that has resulted in a few missing denticles here and there. A faint, barely perceptible lamination (as struck) is seen in the upper left obverse field, and there is also an as made planchet depression over the lower reverse. V-2 is the most common of the three known die marriages of the 1803 Half Dime (37,850 pieces produced) but Logan and McCloskey (1998) opine that survivors are "difficult to obtain in grades above VF." (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 236

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $6) per lot.

    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2018 December 6 - 7 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am pleased with the process it was way easier than I had thought it would be and I feel confident that my coins are in the right hands.
    Brian B.,
    Wellsboro, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 August 14 - 19 ANA WFOM US Coins Signature Auction - Philadelphia
    2018 August 14 - 19 ANA WFOM US Coins Signature Auction - Philadelphia
    REALIZED SO FAR $27,212,944
    2018 August 17 ANA WFOM World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia
    2018 August 17 ANA WFOM World Coins & Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia
    REALIZED SO FAR $9,659,221
    2018 August 17 ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia
    2018 August 17 ANA WFOM Currency Platinum Night Auction - Philadelphia
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,976,946