DESCRIPTION Vividly Toned Gem 1837 No Stars Half DimeAmong the Finest Known1837 Liberty Seated Half Dime. No Stars. V-1. Large Date. Repunched Date. MS-66+ (PCGS).
This is a gorgeous half dime with particularly vivid red and gold toning adorning the obverse. The reverse is more reserved, yet equally original and attractive. Both sides are fully struck, satiny in texture, and virtually pristine.
The popular first year 1837 is one of only two issues in the Liberty Seated half dime series to display the cameo-like No Stars design on the obverse. It is far more available than the 1838-O, especially in Mint State, and for this reason has been a favorite of type collectors for generations. As a first year issue from the Philadelphia Mint the 1837 was saved in significant numbers, and there are several hundred Mint State examples known. This is one of the finest coins extant, a beauty that will please even the most discerning numismatist or Registry Set collector. This is a bold early to middle die state example of the Valentine-1 variety. A loupe reveals triple punching below the base of the primary digit 8 in the date. The digits 1 and 37 in the date are repunched south.PCGS# 4311. NGC ID: 232M. http://www.pcgscoinfacts.com/Coin/Detail/4311http://www.ngccoin.com/NGCCoinExplorer/CoinDetail.aspxUCID=232M
PCGS Population: 1; 4 finer (all MS-67).