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- Letters to the Editor (February 7, 2017) ‘Average’ collector values history, geography in coins Reading Dave Harper’s editorial and the Viewpoint of the Jan. 3 issue I’m responding to both giving my collection preferences and my general agreement with the Viewpoint column. I collected coins as a child with my father and probably stopped in high school and didn’t start again until I ...
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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