1848 V-9 (Date Far Right)

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epc
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Joined: 26 Oct 2015, 01:48

19 Apr 2017, 02:23 #1

I just picked this up in a Stack's Bowers auction associated with the recent Baltimore show. Is any more known about the V-9 variety than what appears in Gobrecht Journal articles from 1993 (Zitz in GJ #56; Harmon in GJ #57)?  How many examples are now known?  Thanks.

Alan

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mrhalfdime
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Joined: 03 Dec 2005, 04:28

19 Apr 2017, 04:07 #2

I'm not sure what additional information you are seeking on the 1848 V9 Far Right Date half dime that did not appear in John Zitz's Gobrecht Journal article. In the last (2005) LSCC half dime census there were a total of nine (9) examples reported, the finest being a MS example in my reference collection), two in EF, 1 in VF grade, and two (2) in F grade, with the rest below that grade. The number of known examples has obviously increased since the Gobrecht Journal article, as I now have a total of five (5) examples in my own collection. It continues to be scarce, however. In my half dime database I made the following comments:

"ex: William A. Harmon/ Heritage 9-21-05 # ; ex: Stuart C. Levine/ B&M 4-10-86 #2121. Highest grade example known for the V9 Far Right Date. A very attractive coin. Gold peripheral toning. OBV: SL-10.5. Far Right Date, as outlined by John Zitz in Gobrecht Journal #56, 3/93. REV: Reverse of 1848 V5 (see coin #932). Diagonal DC from rim @K9 thru E1 - wreath - H - ME - wreath - C1 - rim @K4:30."

The reverse die crack can readily be seen on your example.

Since no comprehensive half dime census has been compiled since 2005, the number of extant examples is unknown.
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epc
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Joined: 26 Oct 2015, 01:48

19 Apr 2017, 04:24 #3

Thanks, Steve.

I'm just seeking whatever is known: census information, die states seen, etc. And I like to collect provenance info too. So if anyone recognizes this particular coin, I'd like to know. If anyone cares - it is currently in a PCGS AU53 slab.

Alan
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John Okerson
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Joined: 12 Jun 2014, 21:54

19 Apr 2017, 11:29 #4

Your coin is quite lovely, especially the reverse crack.

John
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John Okerson
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19 Apr 2017, 11:29 #5

Sorry for the dupe.
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yosclimber
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Joined: 22 Jan 2017, 12:44

21 Apr 2017, 20:23 #6

Cool coin!
I haven't done an exhaustive study of the 1848 auction images, but I did a partial survey in January,
and the top 2 so far were this MS-65 (Heritage 2013/6):
https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-half-di ... ion-120115
and the MS-60 in MrHalfDime's reference collection (ex-Harmon, ex-Ahwash):
https://coins.ha.com/itm/seated-half-di ... ion-120115
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