Half-Dime Attribution Experts...A (wee) Little Help Please...

UMCaneUMCane Posts: 210 ✭✭✭

I just added this unattributed 1831 Half-Dime to my Basic Type Set. Looking through the reams of material and staggering amount of images related to this 7 year issue, I believe this is the very common LM-6 (Obv. 3 Rev. P) variety.

Yes or No?

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  • WDPWDP Posts: 395 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, this looks to me to be an example of the 1831 LM-6 die marriage (Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 by Logan and McCloskey).

    It appears from the photo to be a very early die state for this marriage. Your photo of this half dime shows die clashing on the obverse opposite Liberty's mouth and chin. Neither the upper or lower loops of the second S in STATES are filled. I don't see any reverse die cracks in the photo, but they could be there. Thus it appears to be an earlier die state of 1831 LM-6.

    W. David Perkins Numismatics - http://www.davidperkinsrarecoins.com/ - 25+ Years ANA, ANS, NLG, NBS, LM JRCS, LSCC, EAC, TAMS, LM CWTS, CSNS, FUN

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