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Grading Capped Bust half dollars

May 10, 2017 in Antique Coins, Coin Grading, Coins, Collecting, Education, Grading, Half Dollars, History, Investing, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Online Tools, Opinion, PCGS (Professional Coin Grading Service), Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Michael Bugeja News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

Grading Capped Bust half dollars is a challenge, especially to new hobbyists unaccustomed to the series, which ran from 1807 to 1839 and which continues to be popular because many of the dates are affordable and come with a large selection of die varieties (including overdate strikes).

We’ll save overdates for a future column. This post concerns circulation (business) strikes. The denomination was used heavily in circulation, and that accounts for the typical wear you will see on the high points of the obverse and reverse.

The grading basics of this post concern high points where wear is readily distinguishable: the raised… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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Auction Preview: D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III

January 22, 2016 in Auctions, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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After two installments last year, the sale of the D. Brent Pogue Collection continues in 2016 with a third auction in New York City on February 9. The joint sale is organized by Stack’s Bowers Galleries and Sotheby’s and will offer a total of 158 lots consisting of half cents, large cents, dimes, half dollars, three-dollar gold pieces and half Eagles.

As we have mentioned in our previews of the previous sales, we consider each and every coin in this collection a highlight, but will limit our selections to five lots that are worth mentioning because of their rarity, quality, or… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Fool Who Spent 1925 Fort Vancouver Half-Dollars at Face Value

September 12, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, Half Dollars, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Libertycoin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Silver 50c Commemorative

In 1926, Governor Charles Sale of the Hudson’s Bay Company purchased 1,000 recently issued Fort Vancouver half-dollar commemorative coins. The coins were later moved for safekeeping to the Provincial Archives Building in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. In 1982, a janitor working there came down with a case of sticky fingers. But he had no idea how valuable the coins actually were.

Issued in 1925, these commemorative coins honored the centennial of Fort Vancouver’s founding and its role in developing the Northwest. The Hudson’s Bay Company helped found Fort Vancouver, thus the sentimental attachment to the coin. While the design was first created… Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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Five Coins Which Went Under the Radar at the Pogue Sale

May 26, 2015 in Antique Coins, Auctions, Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Dollar Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Gold Eagles, Half Dollars, Numismatica, Numismatics, Opinion, Quarters, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Doug Winter RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

Prior to the actual sale, I wondered if it were possible for a sale with only 128 lots to have coins actually fly under the radar at the recent Pogue I sale, held in New York on May 19th. With the benefit of a week’s worth of hindsight, I’d say that the answer is yes.

Before I begin, I need to insert the following caveat. With an average lot value exceeding $150,000 the term “selling cheaply” is used with an epic grain of salt. The point I am trying to make in this blog is that at least half the coins… Full article at the source>

Source: RareGoldCoins.com (Douglas Winter Numismatics)

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Key Date Barber Half Dollars

May 20, 2015 in Antique Coins, Coins, Collecting, Collector Sets, Education, Half Dollars, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, USA Coins

By: Dennis Hengeveld News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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The Barber Half Dollar series was introduced the same year as the dime and quarter with the same basic design, replacing the long-lived Liberty seated design in 1892. Of the three series with this design the half dollar is generally considered to be the most “doable” in all grades, with only a few dates which will set you back a bit over silver in the lowest grades. This, however, does not mean that the series can be completed in all grades in a matter of a few coin shows or a few nights of browsing the internet. Many pieces have… Full article at the source>

Source: News.CoinUpdate.com (Coin Update News)

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US Mint Reduces 50th Anniversary Kennedy Silver Set Product Limit

November 25, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Coins for sale, Collecting, Collector Sets, Commemorative, Half Dollars, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Proof Coins, Silver, Silver Coins, US Mint, USA Coins

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Reverse Proof Kennedy Half Dollar

The United States Mint has announced a reduction to the product limit for the 2014 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half Dollar Silver Coin Collection. The previously indicated limit of 300,000 units has now been reduced to 225,000 units.

The four coin silver set represented the third in a trio of products issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Half Dollar series. The US Mint seemed to be anticipating intense demand for the product… Full article at the source>

Source:: Mint News Blog (http://mintnewsblog.com)

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