Damaged but Very Scarce Half Dime - 1840-O With Drapery V-7
I follow a few collectors and dealers on Instagram and one of them put up an 1840-O half dime for the princely sum of twelve dollars. Was pretty clear from the photos that the coin was damaged... but I immediately noticed that this was the 1840-O With Drapery. Any 1840-O half dime is scarce, but the With Drapery especially so. They were struck within the last six weeks or so of 1840. (edit - my survival estimate was probably on the low side, lol)
So I claimed that listing immediately. A couple minutes after, another collector offered me $45 immediately... which I turned down. This is one of those dates where you take what you can get, and can't be too picky, especially if on a budget like I am. Very welcome addition to my Half Dime collection.
"Finding semi-key date half dimes is one thing. Buying them is another. But the hardest part is actually photographing the damn things" - some numismatist, somewhere
"You can't get just one gun." "You can't get just one tattoo." "You can't get just one 1796 Draped Bust Large Cent."