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- Letters to the Editor (August 2, 2016) Marks’ statement on Liberty medal not official The front page story, “Silver medal marks Liberty’s return” (Numismatic News, July 12) reports that I “announced details of the 2016 American Liberty silver proof medal June 15.” That statement came as quite a surprise to me. Although I had the past honor to serve as the chairman of ...
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Tag Archives: half dollars
The 1815 Bust half dollar is actually an 1815/2, but either way you look at it, the 1815 is the key date of its type. That is no small order as the type was made from 1807 through 1835. Continue reading
It is hard to imagine a major American rarity that is virtually unknown, but the 1838-O half dollar might be just that. In 1838 there would be a design change as the denomination would now be expressed as “Half Dol.” below the eagle on the reverse. That change would only last a couple years before the new Seated Liberty design was introduced. Continue reading