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1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar Doubled Edge Lettering

 
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 Posted 01/17/2022  5:25 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Kevboe11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message






Hey you'll, can someone give me any info on this 1809 Half dollar that has what looks like doubled edge letters, more specifically ENTS in CENTS. Its a plain edge also. Ive read that doubles and tripled edge letters can command a premium. Thanks
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 Posted 01/17/2022  5:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jakes Coins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe this is actually quite common as well as many varieties of misplaced letters (Example: FIFTY CENTS ORALF A DOLLAR).. When all of the words are doubled or perhaps tripled is when it becomes rarer. But one or two words doubled is quite common. This is due to the machine they used to imprint the edges. But I could be wrong as I only own a few bust halves myself.
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 Posted 01/17/2022  6:11 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Doubled and tripled edge lettering is quite uncommon. Can you post pictures of the other words on the edge, and an obverse and reverse photo of the coin?
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It also looks like FTY in FIFTY is doubled. Also there are faint letters present in the void spaces between the words










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I am not entirely convinced this has doubled edge lettering. But there seems to be something going on with the lettering...

Pictured below is mine with tripled lettering, I just noted it on the holder and kept it. I haven't seen a bust half with doubled/tripled edge lettering sold at auction, so that makes it tough to come up with a value.

Your coin does not have dramatic doubling, so I would assume no additional value. It still is a very nice F/VF, and an early date as well.

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 Posted 01/21/2022  6:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kevboe11 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If you look at the first and third picture you can see "ghost" letters in the blank field between the real letters. More prominent in person.
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