Holey Half Dime Year Set

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Matthew Kruse, Sep 18, 2021.

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  1. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Many of you have probably seen @lordmarcovan and his holey Indian cent collection or his holey coin hat and vest:
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/my-rainy-day-project-holey-indian-cents.386440/
    https://www.cointalk.com/threads/my-holey-coin-vest-and-holey-gold-hat.286762/

    After I won LordM’s giveaway, he sent some extras including a holed 1847 half dime. I like half dimes so I decided to start a collection of holey half dimes. Just by dates, not mint marks.

    I’ve made a little progress so far, thanks to LordM and it will probably take a while. Definitely will be fun though! Collecting holed coins is definitely an interesting way to collect but it’s just as fun, and cheaper. :)

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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    LOL what has he created:woot::woot:.
     
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  4. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    Haha yes, I wouldn’t be surprised if other people start their own holey coin sets on a cork board.
     
  5. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    It would seem that @lordmarcovan has created a monster in his own image.
     
  6. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    War nickel was already holed when i found it guess I'll have to join in with a holey war set. 20210918_201614.jpg 20210918_201625.jpg
     
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  7. Bradley Trotter

    Bradley Trotter Supporter! Supporter

    Still I shudder at the prospect of finding a holed 1846 half dime.
     
  8. Southernman189

    Southernman189 Well-Known Member

    That kinda worries me someone might "Hole" a good coin to finish a calendar.
     
  9. KBBPLL

    KBBPLL Well-Known Member

    Great idea! Found this one in the clean-out pit at a recycled newspaper mill.

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  10. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    That’s a nice one! And a cool place to find it!
     
  11. Matthew Kruse

    Matthew Kruse Young Numismatist

    I’m not the one putting the holes in the coins… I get them with the hole already in it.
     
  12. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    @Matthew Kruse nice start to a cool set.

    Wow, you're going to do a holy war set? That'll be an incredible set. Also a shame and quite difficult finding holed coins between 1095 CE and 1291 CE when the Crusades ended. ;)
     
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  13. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    It looks AWESOME, doesn't it? :)

    I made the backpaper for that set and emailed him the file. His cork board is pretty small (only 17 x 17 cm). But it turns out that was a perfect fit for the half dimes!

    Anybody else wanna do the cork board thing, I can make you up the backpaper and email you the file(s), like I did for @Matthew Kruse here.
     
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  14. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nope, if you're a true "holey" collector, you only collect contemporary holes that were made a century or more ago.

    Few would be so dumb as to drill their own. That's "cheating", anyway.

    Now, if you find an old coin that someone started a hole in, it's OK to finish it.

    Case in point:

    This 1856-S quarter eagle I used to wear on my hat had a crude, blackish plug in the hole, which I drilled out. Old hole, but bad plug job- no harm in drilling that.

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    I was also gonna do that with this Flying Eagle cent which I made an offer on recently, but the seller and I never came to an agreement on price. If I had bought it, I would have taken it to a jeweler and had them use a very small bit to finish the hole in the exact spot where some long-dead person unsuccessfully attacked it so long ago. Again, no foul there, since the hole was begun in the 1800s and it's already a damaged coin.

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