Category Archives: Half Dollar

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New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Confirmed

A new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar has been identified by Professional Coin Grading Service, the firm announced June 30. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new Overton 133 variety.
It is the first new major die variety to be discovered on a 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar in more than 90 years, according to PCGS

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New 1795 Flowing Hair Half Dollar Variety Confirmed

A new die marriage for the 1795 Flowing Hair half dollar has been identified by Professional Coin Grading Service, the firm announced June 30. The coin was struck with a previously unknown obverse die and is now recognized as the new Overton 133 variety

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Diverse Offerings Push Stack’s Bowers Sale Past $19 Million

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries November 2019 Baltimore Auction brought together collectors of every discipline for an offering of five important collections and numerous additional rarities. In total, more than $17.6 million was realized across more than 6,000 lots of United States coins and related issues

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Silver dollars of 1794-1795 were illegal

In the 1850s, when the coin collecting hobby became a national interest, there were two areas in which collectors tended to specialize. The first was the old copper cents of 1793 to 1807, while the second was the silver dollars struck from 1794 to 1804. The fact that the first dollars of 1794-1795 were struck on an illegal standard makes them even more collectible and interesting

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Coin Profile – 1838-O Reeded Edge Half Dollar, Branch Mint Proof

The following coin catalog description is of LOT #4861 from the 2018 Heritage FUN US Coin Signature Auction in Tampa. As a Branch Mint Proof, this 1838-O is a Classic US Rarity of the highest importance. “1838-O 50C GR-1, R.7, Branch Mint PR63 PCGS. CAC. The 1838-O Reeded Edge half dollar is one of the rarest and most […]

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Coin Profiles – Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar

Magnificent Finest Known Gem Proof 1839-O Half Dollar The Robison Specimen 1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar. Reeded Edge. HALF DOL. GR-1. Proof-65 (NGC). Even a casual glance at this piece will confirm that it is something special and well beyond the ordinary for a Capped Bust, Reeded Edge half dollar. The surfaces shimmer with a […]

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