Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 5/22/1996:912, $19,800 - Heritage 12/2008:1039, $50,025
“Obtained by a European noble while visiting this country in the middle 19th century and retained by the same family until the present time” (Heritage) - Noblesse Collection - Heritage 9/2013:6301, $49,937.50 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30184
National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution
Ron Guth: Breen (1989) listed Proof examples of three different 1830 Half Dime varieties: LM-1, LM-3, and LM-9.
Logan and McCloskey (1998) cite four auction records for the LM-9.1 variety (including the Eliasberg coin) but claim to have never seen Proof examples of LM-1 and LM-3.
Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of United States and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989, New Revised and Corrected Edition" by Wa;ter Breen (1989).
"Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837" by Russell J. Logan and John W. McCloskey (1998)
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