This extremely rare and desirable 1837 LM-1 Dime has the date clashed (incuse on Reverse).
String together a bunch of superlatives and you just begin to describe this coin. Although PCGS graded this coin AU55, we challenge you to examine it in hand and find any signs of rub. The luster and surfaces are "all there" to justify a choice BU / Mint State grade, and it would seem that CAC would agree. Colors are outstanding, with a halo of rich, rainbow toning found on both the obverse and the reverse.
Specialists will recognize this post-clash die stage as quite rare (R-7, we believe fewer than ten exist). The clash was so strong that the date is evident on the reverse! Why do so few coins of this particular die stage exist? You would think that for a mere R-1 die marriage, there would be plenty out there. Logan and McCloskey in Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 wrote, "Of all the clash marks documented in this series, there is none as spectacular as the 1837 LM-1 reverse. All four digits of the date are clashed between the letters TATE and the scroll. This die state lasted but a short time as the incuse date was immediately lapped away."
This coin has everything going for it. You just can't find these at all, let alone beautiful, colorful, lustrous, and scandalously-undergraded! CAC (Gold) Approved!
|PCGS Coin Number||4289|
|Denomination Type||Capped Bust Half Dime|
|Holder Variety||Large 5C|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Grade Add On||CAC Gold|