Featured The underrated US Half Cent...

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

  1. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    I feel lucky to get it. I was watching 4 with bids of around $100. This was the one I wanted because it was the lowest mintage of the ones available and none of them really took off, so I was happy to score the one I wanted.
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  3. Jim Dale

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  4. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Bill, I went back through your book trying to see what "huffed" meant and I can only guess you meant to say "hubbed"? What did you mean? I suspect it's something profound.
  5. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It’s a half Dime. I was working on half a brain when I posted it. Lol
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  6. Scott J

    Scott J Well-Known Member

    I was thinking a few hundred. SmartSelect_20210614-112633_Gallery.jpg
  7. GoldBug999

    GoldBug999 Well-Known Member

    For further reading and research on half cents, I recommend Roger Cohen's book, "Little Half Sisters". He had quite the sense of humor, and published the book through "Wigglesworth & Ghatt Co.", which were the names of his cats! His daughter, Jan, who I know, did the cover art for the book.
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  8. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    Actually it was a dog and a cat.
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  9. GoldBug999

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  10. Omegaraptor

    Omegaraptor Gobrecht/Longacre Enthusiast

    I can say - I cannot remember the last time I went to my LCS, looked in the display cases, and saw a half cent. I really only get to see a half cent in person when I go to a show - which is not that often.
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  11. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    7C202D4A-C810-4A1D-A938-4DA483733EAF.jpeg B0FE5030-A058-4979-A396-BE9B97CE92D5.jpeg B75724F3-4A47-441C-82BE-CF9AFF631367.jpeg A494E57E-9490-4B41-9F89-08E4CA0E72D1.jpeg 16C1DC01-A932-4B43-A53A-A35F7818E8AB.jpeg FA75ADC4-283A-4F42-B04A-9E8F41411201.jpeg Tough to find. And underrated. I have a few as mf moRei don’t have pics of handy
  12. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    You haven’t adopted me yet? You have the best early coins. You got anything new ? Just asking. Wouldn’t put it past you
  13. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    I still want to see Frankenstein. Help
  14. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

  15. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    That’s not what I’m hearing
  16. Cheech9712

    Cheech9712 Every thing is a guess

    Great job members. Thanks for searing. Wanna see a C-3. Somebody’s got to show us
  17. yakpoo

    yakpoo Member

    I don't have an 1804 C3, but I do believe I have an 1809 C1. Most all of my coins are 1500 miles away...but I "think" I still have that one here. I put my coins away a few years ago. If I can figure out what I did with it, I'll post a picture here.
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  18. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Personally, I’ve never been a big fan of half cents because they’re usually super dark and tiny and it’s hard to see the details and full design with my naked eyes.

    They are lovely coins though just not my cup of tea for those reasons.
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  19. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Even in those days I don’t think it would buy very much.

    I do know in the early 1800s a beer cost about 5 cents.

    I would say the half cent back then was like the dollar today. You could buy something little (like a dollar can buy a small candy bar or a soda) with it but most things cost more.
  20. johnmilton

    johnmilton Well-Known Member

    I do, but they are British, ancient Roman or political items, including tokens. I have not bought an important U.S. coin in about three years. The reason is CAC.
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  21. Gam3rBlake

    Gam3rBlake Well-Known Member

    Can I see the ancient Romans?

    I just picked up a denarius of each Trajan, Hadrian and Antoninus Pius this month. I’m curious what you got?
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