Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $12.85
The 1794 Half Dime was the first year that this denomination was made inside the new United States Mint, thus this date carries a premium with type collectors. The 1794 Half Dime has a low mintage and is very scarce in all conditions. However, a number of nice, high-grade examples have survived, including a few Gems.
Valentine 1 - Very Rare
Valentine 2 - Rare
Valentine 3 - Rare
Valentine 4 - Very Scarce
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey
Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation - Bowers & Merena 8/2010:1003, $132,250
Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:887, $45,100
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