1835 LM-12 Capped Bust Half Dime
You've probably noticed I haven't been around much the last couple of years. Three daughters at three different universities, in three different time zones, and one getting married. Combined with a death in the family, has kept me pretty busy.
Several years ago I nearly completed a Capped Bust Half Dime collection, lacking the super rare 1835 LM-12.
As luck would have it, I found a raw, low-grade, unattributed one on eBay with an opening bid of $25. As bad luck would have it, two other bidders had also found it. In the last 10 seconds of the auction, the bidding went from around $40 to over $2200. Fortunately, it ended there as one more bid and I would have lost it. Anyway, just wanted show it.
Recipient of the coveted "You Suck" award, April 2009 for cherrypicking a 1833 CBHD LM-5, and April 2022 for a 1835 LM-12, and again in Aug 2012 for picking off a 1952 FS-902.