Valentine 6, LM-9. Die chip within lower loop of 8. Die crack from rim to cap to L in LIBERTY. Die crack connects inside points of star 3 and star 4. Die crack from outside points of star 4 and star 5 to rim over star 5. Die crack from star 3 to rim. Die crack from star 2 to rim. Light blue toning.Purchased at the 1988 GCNE show.
Ron Guth: The 1833 Half Dime is a very common coin in circulated condition and in most Mint State grades, up to and including MS-64. Gem examples are semi-scarce and even superb examples can be found with little effort. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists almost entirely of MS67 examples, and the finest known example is a single PCGS MS67+ (illustrated above). Most 1833 Half Dimes show a frosty luster and a strong, evenly balanced strike.
Oliver Jung Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 7/2004:28, $12,650 - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1023, $16,450