Monday, February 22, 2010

Stack's to Offer an 1835 LM-12 Half Dime in June: Images Now Posted!

Jim Matthews of Stack's announced that in June of this year Stack's will offer an 1835 LM-12 half dime at auction.  Jim described the coin as VF-30, cleaned, but more or less average for a circulated 1835 half dime.  He hopes to be able to send scans of the coin so that they can be posted here. The auction will be Stack's June Baltimore auction.

This is huge news, since there were only two known examples of the 1835 LM-12 half dime prior to discovery of this piece.  No doubt the coin will attract some healthy attention at the Stack's auction.  The coin is in the Stack's 15-16 June 2010 auction in Baltimore, MD.

Editor's Update:  Price realized (with buyer's premium) was $6,900!
July 24 editor's note:  PCGS graded the coin VF-35 and put the attribution on the label as "LM-12, Small Date, Large 5C"

You can click on the images in order to view a larger version.  Photo credit goes to Stack's and Bob Krajewski.