1795 Flowing Hair Half Dime. LM-10. Rarity-3. MS-63+ (NGC).

1795 Fl

1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1. Rarity-3. MS-65 (NGC).

1800 Dr

1800 Draped Bust Dime. JR-1. Rarity-4+. AU-58 (NGC).

1800 Dr

1803 Draped Bust Dime. JR-4. Rarity-5. AU-53 (PCGS).

1803 Dr

1814 Capped Bust Dime. JR-2. Rarity-3. Large Date. MS-66 (NGC).

1814 Ca

1821 Capped Bust Dime. JR-9. Rarity-2. Small Date. MS-65 (PCGS).

1821 Ca

1830 Capped Bust Dime. JR-8. Rarity-3. MS-66+ (PCGS).

1830 Ca

1831 Capped Bust Dime. JR-5. Rarity-1. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC.

1831 Ca

1832 Capped Bust Dime. JR-7. Rarity-3. MS-66 (NGC).

1832 Ca

1838-O Liberty Seated Dime. No Stars. Fortin-102. Rarity-3. MS-65 (NGC).


1854 Liberty Seated Dime. Arrows. MS-67 (PCGS).

1854 Li

1910 Barber Dime. Proof-69 * (NGC).

1910 Ba

1916-D10美分 PCGS MS 66+


1930-S Mercury Dime. MS-67+ FB (PCGS). CAC.


1875-S Twenty-Cent Piece. BF-11. Rarity-3. Misplaced Date. MS-67 (PCGS).


1956 Jefferson Nickel. MS-67+ 5FS (NGC).

1956 Je

1951-S Jefferson Nickel. MS-67 FS (PCGS).


1927-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65 (PCGS).


1926-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-64+ (PCGS). CAC.


1923-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-65+ (PCGS).


1918/7-D Buffalo Nickel. FS-101. MS-61 (NGC).


1916-S Buffalo Nickel. MS-67+ (NGC).


1914 Buffalo Nickel. Proof-68 (PCGS).

1914 Bu

1913 Buffalo Nickel. Type II. Proof-68 (PCGS).

1913 Bu

1913 Buffalo Nickel. Type I. MS-68 (PCGS).

1913 Bu

1910 Liberty Head Nickel. Proof-68 Cameo (PCGS). CAC.

1910 Li

1867 Shield Nickel. Rays. Proof-65 (PCGS). OGH.

1867 Sh

1872 Silver Three-Cent Piece. MS-65 (PCGS). CAC.

1872 Si

1872 Two-Cent Piece. MS-65 RD (PCGS).

1872 Tw

1871 Two-Cent Piece. MS-66 RD (PCGS).

1871 Tw


Lot:2057  1792五美分 NGC AU-Details


拍品分类 世界钱币>铜币 品相 NGC AU-Details
拍品估价 USD 90000 成交价 USD 40800
拍卖专场 SBP2018年10月巴尔地摩#3-白金之夜 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2018-10-26 06:30:00 结标日期 2018-10-26 11:30:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1792五美分 NGC AU-Details

1792 Half Disme. LM-1, Judd-7, Pollock-7, the only known dies. Rarity-4. Silver. Reeded Edge. AU Details--Holed (NGC).An overall boldly defined example of this classic early U.S. Mint issue that is sure to find many willing buyers in todays highly competitive numismatic market.

Both sides are untoned with a bright silver appearance. The denticulation is absent or soft in isolated areas around both sides, although the strike is rather well centered with all peripheral features clear where the impairments will allow. Significant digs in the upper left obverse and lower left reverse fields are noted, the latter causing a minor bend to the planchet, while the NGC qualifier concerns a sizeable hole through the coin at 12 oclock relative to the obverse. Although not a perfect example, this coin retains enough sharpness of detail to make it a suitable filler for a high grade type set or advanced collection of early U.S. Mint coinage.

The historical significance of this issue was defined by none other than George Washington who, in his address to Congress on November 6, 1792, identified these coins as a regular coinage of the United States Mint. The requisite portion of the presidents address is quoted, as well as elsewhere, in the 1998 book <em>Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837</em> by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey:<p><em>"In execution of the authority given by the legislature, measures have been taken for engaging some artists from abroad to aid in the establishment of our Mint. Others have been employed at home. Provisions have been made for the requisite buildings, and these are now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment. There has been a small beginning in the coinage of half dismes, the want of small coins in circulation calling the first attention to them."</em><p>Notice the presidents use of the phrase "now putting into proper condition for the purposes of the establishment" in relation to the "requisite buildings" for the Mint. The president was correct that, at the time that the 1792 half dismes were produced, the actual Mint buildings were not yet ready for operations. Accordingly, the 1792 half dismes were struck outside of the future Mint building, but probably using Mint equipment and definitely under the authority and supervision of Mint personnel. The actual location where these coins were struck is thought to have been the cellar of John Harpers shop at the corner of Sixth and Cherry streets in Philadelphia.<p>Although closely related to the 1792 "proposed coinage" of the United States Mint, and listed among them in current editions of the <em>Guide Book</em>, President Washingtons address clearly establishes the 1792 half disme as a regular issue of the United States Mint. It is the first regular issue U.S. Mint coin, as such, evidence for which also comes from the fact that some 1,500 silver impressions were made -- far too high a mintage for a proposed (i.e., pattern) coin. Additionally, the 1792 half disme as an issue clearly circulated, and not only because Washington linked the production of these coins to a need for small change in commercial channels at that time. Most survivors of this issue are worn, some extensively, and it is obvious that many 1792 half dimes spent a considerable amount of time in circulation as coinage of the realm.<p>In addition to its historical significance as the first regular issue coin struck under authority of the United States Mint, the 1792 half disme enjoys such strong demand among advanced collectors due to a couple of popular stories attached to this issue. The first has it that George Washington himself provided some of his own silverware to be melted down and coined into these half dismes. Another story suggests that the portrait of Liberty used on the obverse of these coins is a likeness of Washingtons wife Martha.<p>Scarce in an absolute sense and rare from a market availability standpoint, surviving 1792 half dimes usually remain locked away in tightly held collections for long periods of time, where they serve as a cherished keepsake of the earliest days of the United States Mint and, indeed, our nation as a whole. Representing a fleeting bidding opportunity for the advanced collector, this relatively appealing AU is guaranteed to see spirited bidding.