Valentine 7. LM-6. Very early die state with only a minute die crack connecting the tops of the 9 and 5 in the date. A very rare and seldom seen variety.Missing in the Eliasberg,Norweb,Garrett and most other major sales. Most of those seen,in recent years,have had problems.This is a nice problem free coin.Better than the Logan-McCloskey plate coin.Cherry-picked at the 1994 FUN show.
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Very Rare
Valentine 4 - Scarce
Valentine 5 - Scarce
Valentine 6 - Very Scarce
Valentine 7 - Very Rare
Valentine 8 - Very Rare
Valentine 9 - Very Rare
Valentine 10 - Extremely Rare
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey
American Numismatic Rarities 11/2004:471, $161,000 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1004, $176,250
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