02-17-2012, 08:22 PM #1
1839-o half dime with rotated back
Went back to Moscow , Ky. and found this 1/2 dime . Cant find it in my books nowhere , so I dont guess it is any good unless some body knows something about it . I found one about a mile from here about two years ago but it was made right . Also found this 1865 penny with a hole in it of course . Good luck to all & HH.
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02-17-2012, 08:39 PM #2
Well, you found more cool stuff again . I don't think I have ever seen a coin like that . Way to goIf you had not have fallen , I would not have found you....
02-17-2012, 08:52 PM #3
Great looking old 1/2 dime. From 1837 -1840 there is no drapery below the elbow.2016
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02-17-2012, 09:04 PM #4
Wow nice coin finds CWN, that 1/2 dime is a beauty and the scalped indian is pretty neat too.
02-17-2012, 09:06 PM #5
That is strange that the front and back are off set. Still great finds CWN.Proverbs 3:5-6
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02-18-2012, 01:36 AM #9
Hey CWN great finds as always. I found a 1839 o half dime on this site. coinauctionhelp.com
Their guide said for that year there were three different size O's but doesn't state prices for them. It did list for VF $44. and EF $101. Yours looks in great shape from what I can tell so congrats.
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02-18-2012, 02:32 AM #10
Nice finds! Looks like someone took a .22 to that penny.Larry
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02-18-2012, 02:32 AM #11
Wow Super job - i have never even seen one
02-18-2012, 02:50 AM #12
Great finds... that half dime is in great shape.
I found some info: Source: 2012 Handbook of US Coins
Variety 2 - Stars on Reverse (1838-1853)
From 1838 through 1859 the mintmark was located above the bow on the reverse. Large, medium and small mintmark varieties occur for several dates.
1839 0 Mintage - 1,060,000
Value: g-4=$9 / vg-8=$11 / f-12=$13 / vf-20=$20 / ef-40=$35Thanks, Mike (icatfish) .·´¯`·.><((((º>`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸.·´¯`·...¸><((((º>
02-18-2012, 04:10 AM #13
nice finds there CWN hit that place hard low and slowlive it, love it, thank it, dig it, low and slow is the way to go
02-18-2012, 04:15 AM #14
That's a beautiful coin !! No drapery version. Based on the pic and 2009 Red Book, I'd say you have a $350+ coin there !! Super find !!If there's anything I hate worse than diggin' pulltabs, its missin' a gold ring.
02-18-2012, 04:17 AM #15
Nice seated,I have not found one of those yet,that one is a beaut! congrats...Life is Short,Make every day count, and Go for the Gold !!!!
02-18-2012, 04:46 AM #16
Also in the Nov 2011 Coin World Mag it list (no Drapery)
1839 0 reverse of 1838 in f-12=$350
1839 0 F-12=$30
May be worth more with rotated reverse. not sure about that though...
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02-18-2012, 04:56 AM #17
Awesome find! That's called a rotated die error, and with that much rotation it should add quite a bit of value to the coin. Especially to people who collect error coins. Congrats!
02-18-2012, 06:16 AM #18
Sweet half dime CWN What are your concerns about it ?? Your dime looks just like the picture in my coin book for that year.Ineptocracy [in-ep-toc'-ra-cy] - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers. There are three classes of people: those who see...those who see when shown...and those who do not see. - Leonardo da Vinci
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02-18-2012, 09:40 AM #20
How cool is that with the rotation, looks to me to be an error in some sort, I bet a coin dealer could give you a value of your coin. Awesome find.
Your other coin is a Chinese IH
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02-18-2012, 02:26 PM #21
we get it look at you mite have a high dollar coin in your hand keep us postedlive it, love it, thank it, dig it, low and slow is the way to go
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02-19-2012, 04:33 PM #24
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Cool finds CWN. Killer just called to tell me about it. And it does look like a nail hole thru the coin. On the exit side the hole has 4-sides like the end of a nail did punch thru it. Still applying for the caddy job.lol. Looks like another great day at the office for you. Later.
02-19-2012, 05:33 PM #25
thats an awesome find cwn, congrats on the seated half dimeIf the bass ain't biting, I'm scratchin for silver
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