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Coin collector will award unusual tip

October 19, 2013 in Antique Coins, Coin Shows, Coins, Collecting, Conventions, News, Numismatic Societies and Clubs, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By Rachel Weaver  Oct. 18, 2013 (http://triblive.com)

Getting a single coin for a tip would usually damper any waiter’s day.

But the coin Blaine Shiff intends to leave behind Oct. 21 at a Market Square restaurant is anything but usual.

In honor of the Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists’ annual Fall Coin Show and Convention, one lucky server will receive a rare 100-year-old Barber half dollar worth $250 from Shiff, owner of Cybercoins.net in Dormont. Whoever receives the coin can bring it to the coin show to redeem it.

“We’re not making anybody rich, but maybe we will make their day a little brighter,” says Shiff, coin show chairman.

The coin, named for the man who designed it, Charles Barber, is one of 390,000 made at the time.

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