Bill Jones' Early Half Dimes
1800 LIBEKTY

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DIMES - DRAPED BUST, LARGE EAGLE
Item Description: H10C 1800 "LIBEKTY" LM-3
Full Grade: NGC XF 45
Owner: BillJones

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Bill Jones' Early Half Dimes   Score: 3564
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Early Half Dimes (1792-1837)

Owner Comments:

This is the "odd and curious" die variety that appears to have word “liberty” that appears above Ms. Liberty’s profile spelled as “LIBEKTY.” The anomaly resulted from the use of a defective “R” letter punch that was broken at the top.



This coin, which is listed in the Federal Half Dime die variety book as LM-3, is rated as a rarity 4. That means that the estimated surviving population is between 76 and 200 pieces. I believe that this piece falls into the middle of that range. Although it is viewed as a “fairly common” variety in the early half dime series, one does not see a large number of these piece offered at auction or at major coin shows.



The flat spot noted on the reverse by the eagle's beak is not a defect. It is a die injury, which appears on virtually all of the examples that I have seen of this variety.

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