Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Eduard, Oct 31, 2020.
1795 Lettered Edge, C-1, R-2. ex Norweb Collection Sale, B&M, 1987.
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I have a great interest in the Half Cent series. This one is a real beauty, Eduard.
Correction : Mine was One cent
I've got a full Cohen variety Classic Head set and the Braided Hair business strike set.
I pick up the less expensive earlier issues when one catches my eye.
For my Type Set I've got a 1793, a 1795 Lettered Edge and an 1806.
I need to determine the Cohen variety for each one of these days.
1806 C-1 “Small 6, Stemless”
I'm making note of the varieties.
The only issue that I got good at identifying varieties is the Classic Head half cents.
And I'm okay with Capped Bust, Reduced Diameter quarters.
I try hard with the Capped Bust half dimes but they can be tough without the coin in hand.
I've got both Manley's book and Breen's.
Scratched slab on the reverse.
If you will start a new thread, I will walk you through how I attribute half dimes.
The Half Cent, 1793-1857, The Story of America's Greatest Little Coin
by William R. Eckberg
Easy to use and with quite good photographs.
Obverse 4: Closely spaced date with the 4 vertical, slightly high and close to the 0.
Reverse E: Zeroes do not quite touch and A nearly touches the ribbon. Die defect through R is very heavy.
No problem for me.
I don't collect proofs (except for my birth year set).
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