First, I usually limit myself to the early half dime category when searching for coins on ebay. I saw one coin close last night that was labeled "1829 Dime" although it was in the early half dime category. I thought the coin would sell for much more than the six or seven dollars that it did...but then again, I collect half dimes and really don't know my dimes too well.
A link to the closed auction is here: eBay Link
Images of the coin that I took directly from the auction are below:
So, the obvious questions are (1) is it a dime in the wrong category or an early half dime in the right category? and (2) is it an altered date? and (3) is it a genuine 1829 JR-10? What are the thoughts of the readers of the JR Newsletter?
Second thought and question of the week: What were your impressions of the recently-closed Stack's Auction? I noted there were a few nice half dimes in the auction, including at least one capped bust half dime that was from the "Logan Duplicate Auction" held by Brad Karoleff a few years ago.