Pop 2. None Finer. LM-1, the only known dies. Rarity-4. This is a remarkable near-Mint quality example of this scarce and conditionally challenging early half dime. Satiny in texture and impressively smooth, both sides are warmly toned in silver-rose and light steel patina. Vivid multicolored undertones include reddish-pink, champagne-gold and powder blue. The strike is typical for this challenging die pairing. The strike is appreciably bold and overall design is fully appreciable. The final year of issue for the Draped Bust design type and a single die marriage issue, the 1805 is also the last half dime produced by the United States Mint prior to 1829. The generally accepted mintage for this issue is 15,600 pieces, a total that was quickly reduced by commercial use. No more than 2% of the mintage is thought to have survived to the present time. The average APR over the past 10 Year for an AU58 is $34,890. CDN Greysheeet Bid...$35,000. NGC Price Guide...$51,000!