Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by BlackberryPie, Sep 24, 2021.
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Attractive crusty reverse and nice obverse not good with these I'll say 55?.
Ok I guess I'm missing something I can't tell if thats wear or just how the design is supposed to look.
It's a bit blurry but it doesn't look like wear. Also, these commems are fairly rare in AU; they didn't really circulate (they were made as collectibles and were rarely spent). PCGS has graded more MS 66s than all AU grades combined.
I'm on the 66 train now.
I have several different ones and found them in circulation back in the 50's. They did circulate because after the war if you had 50 cents you most likely spent it. Of course, there were those that did save them, and most of them were held.
Some did circulate but it wasn't common (especially with the low mintage). Something like the 1892 & 1893 Columbian Expo Commem is way more likely to have circulated because the mintage was high and unsold examples were released into circulation.
Edit: if we look at the PCGS page that describes the Hudson, the mintage was 10,008 and PCGS estimates 7,750 have survived; of those, 6,550 are estimated to be uncirculated (MS 60 or higer).
I suppose I should clarify. I agree that the Hudson's and some other low mintage didn't see much circulation. I did find several such as the BTW and Stone Mountain in circulation. It seemed like BTW's were treated like any other half.
Yep a few were (including some of the BTW).
I'm going to play it safe and say 66, with an outside chance it's in an OGH at 65.
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