Interesting pickup at the coin meeting tonight

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by rte, Aug 3, 2021.

  1. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Columbian half dollar.
    Cant quite decifer the Roman numeral date.
    COPY :p
    For $0.50 I figured I'd look into who made it.
    Cant find another one looking through Google pictures.
    Weighs in at 15.6 grams, slightly smaller in dia then a real one and thicker.
    Doesn't stick to a magnet.
    Has a clad looking receded edge.

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 U.S Casual Collector / Error Collector

    Wow ! You Have Coin Club !! That's awesome , all we have is a Metal Detector club . :(
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  4. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    That's a pretty good looking copy. Almost looks like silver.
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  5. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    "Cant quite decifer the Roman numeral date."

    That is simple: There isn't a Roman numeral date.

    the 14 + 92 = 1492.
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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    What “
    I too was trying to figure out where there was a Roman numeral date on there, because I sure didn’t see any Roman numerals!
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  7. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Buh bye

    Come guys, didn't you see the mystical MCDXCII on it?
  8. Inspector43

    Inspector43 Collecting Since 1948 Supporter

    Me too where is it?
  9. DonDurbin

    DonDurbin Member

    The copy is covering the real date which is either 1892 or 1893.
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  10. Steve Shupe

    Steve Shupe Active Member

    Naw, the real date is probably somewhere in the 2000's!
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  11. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    BINGO...we have a winner.
  12. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

    "COPY" is not a roman numeral.
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  13. capthank

    capthank Well-Known Member

    1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue....
  14. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I always thought 14 + 92 = 106.
  15. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    This from a set of copy pieces that were sold, I think in the 1990s. The company made copies of every "old commemorative half dollar." The mintages were one tenth of the original mintage, if memory serves. Therefore there were only 1,000 copies of the Hawaiian commemorative which kept it as the "key" to the set.

    I saw some of these back there, but I don't think that they were good sellers from the company that made them. I think that they were made of silver. If so, you did okay in terms of the scrap price.
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  16. rte

    rte Well-Known Member

    Interesting, I could find anything with googly.
    The side looks like a clad half dollar with the copper layer, SO I assumed clad.
    Could be 40%?
    I'll check it with a strong magnet and see if I can get a response.
    For the fifty cents it cost, it's worth that as a novelty.
  17. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    To bad Columbus died before finding out he was not the first to discover America, not even second, or third. Poor fella. Fact, no one knows exactly what Columbus looked like, look it up!
  18. Conder101

    Conder101 Numismatist

    That is a very good copy. If it wasn't marked COPY and just had the 1892 or93 date at the bottom it would probably fool a lot of people.
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