1836 Capped Bust H10C Large 5C LM-1.2, V-5, R-4 NGC MS65 (Ex. Pittman)

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LM-1.2 Remarriage, V-5, R-4
Large 5C Type
Ex. Pittman Collection
Product Description

This 1836 Capped Bust Half Dime in NGC MS65 is a WOW Coin, with rarity, provenance, beautiful colors, Proof-like surfaces, and a retained cud  on the reverse. This coin has it all!


One can trace this coin to the October 1997 Pittman Sale (Lot 447 where it sold for $6,050) and prior to a May 1952 David Bullowa auction as Lot 129.  It writing about the coin for the Pittman Auction, David Akers wrote, "This is a very special quality coin.  It is fully struck, except stars 3 and 4 [which are opposite the cud], and has absolutely superb medium multicolored blue, greenish-gold, violet, and russet toning.  The obverse is fully Proof-like, the reverse is mostly frosty.  Pittman purchased the coin as a Proof from the Bullowa sale on 5/24/52 for $9.  This is the third specimen listed in Breen's Proof Encyclopedia, and a coin Breen personally examined and determined to be a Proof, a determination with which I disagree." 


Regardless of its present status as a business strike (as determined by NGC and labeled as such in an older NGC holder), this Proof-like Capped Bust Half dime is simply a beauty.


Additional Information
Additional Information
Grading Service NGC
Denomination Type Capped Bust Half Dime
Grade MS65
Designation NONE
Mint Location Philadelphia
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/UnCirc Uncirculated
Grade Add On NONE