Discussion in 'Error Coins' started by Travlntiques, Mar 13, 2014.
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1 of the smallest coins USA minted,a lot have some type of striking error I think it was size and workers hope had a hard time striking the coins.what that error is unsure?
Thank for sharing this 1 with us.
Plus reworking dies being so small they were often overlooked when die was worn. Finding near MS coin with rim oddly struck is semi rare in this grade.
I agree 100% with statement above.
Gerry from seated liberty die variety site told me there not a variety site for Half dimes . This just ment to save one search ,there could be somewhere online that could have information .
Anyone who wants to become the next Van Allan & Millis, or Overton, this set is for you!
Yes could have opportunity
1837-1838 type 1
1839-1853 type 2
1853-1855 type 3 (weight change) then 1855-1859 weight change back to weight Back#2
1860-1873 type 4
Small set date length and mint marks P S O
but design changes. Obv &Rev and mint marks location variety .
Yes could have a opportunity for a book or websites .
No I do not own 1870-S
Not set that will be a large amount of silver and whole set has no Carson City mint mark. But design changes makes it a fun set to ensemble .
Tool were not easy to get or make for reworking dies this small .
While metal detecting recently at an old house site in Maryland, I recovered a similar 1857 half dime. The "F ", is faintly there, as in your photo. The edge on my coin also looks similar.
I was surprised when your post came up on a general web search, so I am writing to you to see if you have gotten anymore information on this apparent error.
Not a "site" but the images of the Steven Crain collection are on the NNP, but frankly they are not good enough in my opinion for variety identification and the variety identification features are not listed. So it it not of much use.
At one time there was a capped bust half dime site online but I don't believe it exists anymore.
Looked and did I did find an attribution site (capped Bust)
There is a "work in progress" attribution website for the seated half dimes but it has a way to go.
But I can still find my way back to the boards from time to time ;-)
Sorry to say that post was from about 7 years ago, and I had absolutely no recollection of even owning that coin, but it's starting to come back to me. Probably sold it a week or 2 later.
Now with a few more years under my belt, looking at the photos, I'd say the missing reeds were post mint damage. We've all seen those magic coins with 2 heads or 2 tails. Someone may have started on this coin & realized it wouldn't survive the cut. The dented denticles (couldn't help myself) may also be the result of too much grease on the die. Everything else is pretty straight forward
Good for you
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