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1855 Half Cent Die Clash Maybe

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 Posted 07/26/2021  7:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:00 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Agree, this is post-mint damage.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  8:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. Hopefully I find something better. You were all a great help.
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 Posted 07/26/2021  9:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a large cent that had the E modified to a U in the same way. Some people have a lot of time on their hands.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  12:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 07/27/2021  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is an altered cent. It was done intentional for a purpose that I can't relate here in detail. It was a coin that was altered to purchase, for services rendered. (best description I can give here)
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 Posted 07/27/2021  12:40 pm  Show Profile   Check jacrispies's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add jacrispies to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, these were purposely altered and used as brothel tokens. This specific alteration is usually done on large cents, and pretty cool to see on a Half Cent.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  12:49 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coop to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Question of the day?
Why did the U.S. mint make 1/2 cents?
Answer hidden below so highlight the open space:
I the 1800's postage to send a letter was once cent. But to send a post card, it only cost a h1/2 cent. So in order to make change from buying just one post card, a 1/2 cent was needed to make change for that transaction.
Between these two lines in the open space.
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Some have asked about my images I use and I'm glad to say, you can now you can see the DVD in sections on youtube:
1. Intro, older coins, toned coins 2. Doubled dies 3. Die events, One of a kind errors 4. So called errors, Coin information 5. Coin information Types and Varieties, Overlays
Jefferson nickel doubled dies Wexler/Rebar complete listings

trail dies:http://www.traildies.com/
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 Posted 07/27/2021  1:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here comes Coop, keeping it classy with an interesting fact. This is why I enjoy this forum above all others. Well explained, ladies and gents. Thank you for this new bit of knowledge.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  2:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hay Coop Please dont type in white
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 Posted 07/27/2021  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Post mint damage. It will get a "details" grade.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  7:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Sorry but I think Coop's fact isn't a fact. Postcards didn't exist that early and the rate for a single folded sheet of paper was 6 cents for up to 30 miles. Even if postcards did exist I couldn't see them being a 1/2 cent when a single sheet of paper was 6 cents. This was in 1792 the year the first Half Cents were struck. Postage rates was actually rather high back then.

Rates 1792 - 1863 can be seen here https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/p...792-1863.pdf

The official reason for the Half Cent as I understand it was so the poor would have a small coin for making purchases. You could get a fair amount for a cent back then, so the idea thatit would be easier on the poor to have a Half Cent makes some sense.
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 Posted 07/27/2021  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Jimcu to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow. I guess it was interesting after all. Thanks for all of that fun info.
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 Posted 08/01/2021  03:42 am  Show Profile   Check westcoin's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add westcoin to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm inclined to agree with Condor101 on the reason for the Half Cent being made. It was for the common folk to be able to have a spendable coin in the pocket for things like food or small supplies.

Most stores people had an account they charged good against and paid off each month or week, little purchases were made by children in cash like Half Cents for candy.
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PMD. rating details designation IMO
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