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Lot 3921

1837 Liberty Seated Half Dime. No stars, small date. NGC graded MS-65. Nicely toned on both sides. A nice bold strike. Sparkling iridescence permeates both sides of this satiny (and indeed colorful) beauty with a life of its own. The colors shimmer with gorgeous iridescence. The first year issue of a new design is often tempting for buyers. In the case of the 1837 half dime, the first year also comprises a scarce two-year design by Christian Gobrecht noted designer and mint engraver at the time. The familiar figure of a seated Liberty is positioned in a simple, plain field. Later, the Mint would add 13 stars around her in a crescent. 1837 was an interesting period in American history. The two term president, Andrew Jackson would switch places in office in January that year with incoming Martin Van Buren, his hand-picked successor. The state of the nation was in turmoil (as it often was), but that did not hinder distribution of the sweet little half dimes of the new seated Gobrecht design (PCGS # 4312) .
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,300.

Realized $2,990

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