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    1831 Half Dime, V-1, LM-6, Richly Toned PR67
    The Finest Known of Any Variety as a Proof

    1831 H10C PR67 NGC. V-1, LM-6, R.8 as a proof. This obverse of this Logan-McCloskey marriage is identified by its repunched star 3, and the reverse is known for the location of the serif of the C in the denomination, found just beneath the olive branch stem. A relatively late die state for LM-6, with both loops of the second S in STATES filled, and slender die cracks noted from the left (facing) wingtip, the left scroll end, the lowest leaf pair, and the lowest arrow shaft. Prominently clashed in the field above the eagle's head.

    Proofs are known for all 1831 denominations coined that year, although only a single 1831 half dollar is certified as a proof. That piece appeared in our January 2006 FUN Signature as lot 3188. The half dime is the second-rarest denomination of the year. PCGS provides a census of three pieces, two as PR63 and one as PR65. This is the only NGC coin, and it is the finest known (11/13). The PR65 PCGS example appeared as lot 80 in an August 1999 Bowers and Merena auction and is LM-4, a different die marriage from the present coin. None of the PR63 examples have appeared at auction in recent years, and their variety identification is unknown. This is undoubtedly the finest LM-6 variety at either service.

    This specimen features three key aspects attributed to proofs. The strike is razor-sharp, not merely on the hair curls and dentils, but also on the claws and shield border. The fields are impressively reflective, despite a generous quotient of beautiful powder-blue and cherry-red patina. Best of all, the preservation is outstanding, without any of the faint field scuffs or contact marks typically encountered on dimes distributed for circulation. A wonderful opportunity for the Capped half dime specialist to secure the single finest certified example.
    Ex: Houston Signature (Heritage, 11/2007), lot 60284.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part V. (NGC ID# 27D3, PCGS# 4295)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

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