The Cumberland Valley Collection Coin Album
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.Slightly better than the Logan-McCloskey plate coin and the Milton A.Holmes ( Valentine Plate ) coin. Certainly in the Condition Census.Cherry-picked at the 1994 FUN show.
Valentine 1. LM-1. The LIKERTY variety.Very nice with a lavender-gray and gold patina. Obverse die crack from rim through 6th star to hair ribbon. Reverse die crack from rim through right side of first T in STATES through wreath to eagle's neck. Another die crack from rim through A in AMERICA through wreath to eagle's wing. A very tough coin to find nice. Purchased from Harry Laibstain Rare Coins at the 2015 FUN show.
The obverse has cobalt-blue and reddish apricot peripheral toning.The reverse has blue-gray,steel-gray and golden-rose toning throughout.Abundant luster especially on the obverse.From the Frank Phillips Collection of the Bowers and Merena 2010 November Baltimore sale.