1796 H10C LM-1 LIKERTY MS67+ Certification #31385758, PCGS #38596

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Ron Guth

The LM-1 variety of the 1796 Half Dime is known as the LIKERTY variety because of a broken "B" punch in LIBERTY.  This is a scarce variety primarily because of the low mintage for the year.  Despite its scarcity, more than a dozen examples are known in Mint State.  The finest example known to us is the remarkable PCGS MS67+ (illustrated above), formerly in the D. Brent Pogue Collection.  When that coin sold in 2015, the price of $412,500 was more than double the previous record for the variety -- set by this very same coin.

PCGS #
38596
Designer
Robert Scot
Edge
Reeded
Diameter
16.50 millimeters
Weight
1.35 grams
Mintage
10230
Metal
89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
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Region
The United States of America
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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade

Texas Collection - Christies 5/1989:98, $198,000 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers/Sotheby’s 5/2015:1005, $411,250

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade

R.L. Miles Collection - Stack’s 5/1969:390, $2,700 - Lelan Rogers Collection, sold privately in 7/1995 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Colllection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1006, $94,000

2 MS65 estimated grade

New Netherlands, sold privately in 3/1947 - Harold Bareford Collection - Stack’s 10/1981:29, $28,000 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1759, $32,200

3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Texas Collection - Christies 5/1989:98, $198,000 - Knoxville Collection - Jay Parrino (The Mint) - D. Brent Pogue Collection - Stack’s/Bowers/Sotheby’s 5/2015:1005, $411,250

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade

R.L. Miles Collection - Stack’s 5/1969:390, $2,700 - Lelan Rogers Collection, sold privately in 7/1995 - Foxfire Collection (Claude E. Davis, MD), sold privately on 10/5/2004 - D. Brent Pogue Colllection - Stack’s/Bowers & Sotheby’s 5/2015:1006, $94,000

#2 MS65 estimated grade

New Netherlands, sold privately in 3/1947 - Harold Bareford Collection - Stack’s 10/1981:29, $28,000 - John Whitney Walter Collection - Stack's 5/1999:1759, $32,200

#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade