Featured The underrated US Half Cent...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by ewomack, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I've been looking for a TAL struck half cent for quite some time, but haven't come across one. Congrats!
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  3. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I wish I had pictures of all of my 1804 half cents. At time that I had them, I shooting photos with film, and most of my pictures were slide transparences. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to locate them.

    For what it’s worth, here are the grades I assigned to the 1804 half cents at the time:

    C-1 VF-35
    C-2 No coin
    C-3 Delisted, no coin
    C-4 Good 6
    C-5 EF-40
    C-6 EF-40, late die state
    C-7 VF-30
    C-8 AU-55
    C-9 EF-40
    C-10 EF-40
    C-11 VF-25, hairlined from brushing.
    C-12 AU-50
    C-13 AU-55

    Actually it was frustration over not being able to get the C-2 that ended my half cent collecting days.

    Here is the only piece that is left, an 1804 C-5.

    1804 Spiked Chin All.jpg

    Here is the 1804 C-12

    1804 C-12 All.jpg
  4. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

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  5. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    That really hits home with me.... I thought the very same for most of my life!
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  6. yakpoo

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  7. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    That's a beautiful C-5!
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  8. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    C-3 is just a die state of C-5. It's not a legitimate variety.
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  9. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Nearly all of the plain edge 1795s and 1797s were struck on TAL tokens.
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  10. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    How many of them show visible undertype?
  11. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    Well, I haven't looked at them all, but I'd say it's less than half, but certainly pretty common.
  12. Vess1

    Vess1 CT SP VIP

    Every US type set needs them, including mine. I don't have any yet but looking forward to acquiring some. In the mean time, lets not post threads about them to keep the popularity (prices) down. :D
  13. montynj3417

    montynj3417 Active Member

    A kid's pocket money.
  14. robec

    robec Junior Member

    I only have a couple. I’m hoping to add more.

  15. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    All of the 1794 dies were sunk from the same hub. They were thereafter altered, some heavily.
  16. Zako

    Zako Well-Known Member

    I like half cents I only have a few all of which I got from my grandfather which the oldest being a 1793 and here's a picture of them
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  17. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    OK, you guys just cost me $116. Seriously though, what a neat coin. Just won this girl, probably get it in the mail on Saturday, looking forward to it.
    Mintage: 63,000. (Crazy)
    These go for what, 20,000 X face value? SmartSelect_20210613-232657_Chrome.jpg
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  18. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    For some reason I don't own any US Half Cents. I guess its because it's a series you don't hear a whole lot about like 20 cent pieces which I don't have either. Someday I will get around to purchasing one.
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  19. ACoinJob

    ACoinJob There are still some out there to be had.

    1804 ( Crosslet 4 with stems) F-12 1/2 cent.

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  20. ACoinJob

    ACoinJob There are still some out there to be had.

    So did I. I thought Thomas Jefferson designed it with a large Bow as well, lol. Later I learned it was actually a Cap & Pole.
  21. halfcent1793

    halfcent1793 Well-Known Member

    That’s a scarce variety with only a few huffed examples known.
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