PCGS 4265 - 1800 half dime LIBEKTY

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This type was struck as the Philadelphia mint 1800-05 and supersedes an earlier type with a smaller eagle on the reverse. The earlier type is very rare, this type is only rare. The "LIBEKTY" variety shown here, the result of a defective die, commands a slight premium over the normal obverse. Half dimes, dimes and quarters are all scarce prior to the 1830's, locals finding Spanish American half, one and two reales adequate for their needs.

Recorded mintage: 24,000 (all varieties).

Specification: 1.35 g, .892 fine silver, 16.5 mm diameter, designed by Robert Scot.

Catalog reference: KM 34.


  • Breen, Walter H., Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U. S. and Colonial Coins, New York: Doubleday, 1987.
  • Krause, Chester L, and Clifford Mishler, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 3rd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
  • Yeoman, R. S., and Kenneth Bressett (ed.), A Guide Book of United States Coins, 59th Ed., Atlanta, GA: Whitman Publishing, 2005.

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