||1834 H10C PR65 NGC. V-4, LM-4, R.6 as a proof. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. The 1834 proof Capped Bust half dime is from an unknown, but undoubtedly small mintage of two or three dozen examples. The surviving population numbers no more than 15-20 pieces in all grades. Some of the coins were included in the diplomatic presentation proof sets that also featured the Class I 1804 dollars. All specimens we have seen represent the V-4, LM-4 die variety, but the Smithsonian example is reported to be from a different reverse die. The present coin is a delightful Gem, with well-detailed design elements and reflective fields, under deep shades of lavender, violet, and champagne-gold toning. The surfaces are well-preserved and show no mentionable signs of contact. Census: 6 in 65, 1 finer (9/13). 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 @ $7.50; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $21,150.00 . Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions, ha.com.