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Thread: 1839-o half dime with rotated back

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    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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    Last edited by deolslyfox; 02-18-2012 at 02:55 PM. Reason: Corrected Title
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    Well, you found more cool stuff again . I don't think I have ever seen a coin like that . Way to go
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    Great looking old 1/2 dime. From 1837 -1840 there is no drapery below the elbow.
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    Wow nice coin finds CWN, that 1/2 dime is a beauty and the scalped indian is pretty neat too.


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    That is strange that the front and back are off set. Still great finds CWN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer Tn View Post
    Well, you found more cool stuff again . I don't think I have ever seen a coin like that . Way to go
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    Quote Originally Posted by Britton Beeper View Post
    That is strange that the front and back are off set. Still great finds CWN.
    Hidy BB . I thought sure someone could tell me something about it .
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    Great score on the nice old half dime CWN

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    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.
    Last edited by shadow; 02-18-2012 at 01:38 AM.

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    Nice finds! Looks like someone took a .22 to that penny.
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    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
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    nice finds there CWN hit that place hard low and slow
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    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 !!
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    Nice seated,I have not found one of those yet,that one is a beaut! congrats...
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    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...
    Last edited by icatfish; 02-18-2012 at 04:51 AM. Reason: addition
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    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!

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    Sweet half dime CWN What are your concerns about it ?? Your dime looks just like the picture in my coin book for that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitro 54 View Post
    Sweet half dime CWN What are your concerns about it ?? Your dime looks just like the picture in my coin book for that year.
    Hidy 54 . The back is rotated 1/4 turn . I have another that is not like that . Look in the picture of the mirror at the dime .
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    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
    Last edited by Napa Steve; 02-18-2012 at 09:42 AM.
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    we get it look at you mite have a high dollar coin in your hand keep us posted
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    Beauty of a dime. really nice find

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    congrats on the great looking half dime

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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.

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    thats an awesome find cwn, congrats on the seated half dime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluesman View Post
    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.
    Hidy Bm. I went back today and found a lot of buttons and a 1790 spanish coin , about 7 yeards below where I found the 1839 . Got to go back tomorrow and try it agin .
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