||1834 H10C PR64+ NGC. CAC. V-4, LM-4, R.6 as a proof. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A small mintage of proof half dimes was produced in 1834. Some were presented as gifts to foreign monarchs like the King of Siam and the Sultan of Muscat in proof sets that included all denominations of U.S. coins, including the backdated Class I 1804 dollars and the Plain 4 1804 eagles. Probably no more than 15-20 examples survive today in all grades. This coin shows the scroll ending below the center of the M in AMERICA, and star 7 points to the top of the headband, identifying the V-4, LM-4 die variety. All proof examples we have seen represent this variety. This high-end Choice specimen features well-detailed design elements and deeply mirrored fields. The pleasing surfaces display vivid shades of champagne-gold and cerulean-blue toning, with outstanding eye appeal. Census: 3 in 64+, 4 finer (10/13). Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $5.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $15,275.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.