Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 13

Lot 369

1839-O Liberty Seated Half Dime. AU-50. Shattered reverse die. This coin has nice peripheral toning of many shades on the obverse, on the reverse a more stoic blue tone near the rims. Examination of the rim notes a couple of irregular places in the reeding, and we suspect this coin may have been used as jewelry in the distant past. As to the surfaces, they also show scuffs and other general contact marks from circulation. With a glass, the collector will note the 1 is sharply recut low. The reverse, however, is where the fireworks are; there are no less than six radial cracks from the edge towards the center, two of which bisect the coin, and others form branches. Needless to say, this coin will delight specialists, despite its minor problems.
Estimated Value $150-UP.
From the Benson collection and purchased from J. G. Macallister in a large group of half dimes on November 7, 1944 for $80.00.

Realized $173

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