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Carson City Mint To Make 1870 Replica Half Dollar

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 Posted 07/17/2019  8:31 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anybody order one yet? I just ordered mine, $132. They are making 3000 total. Proceeds are going to museum, so it is a good cause.



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 Posted 07/17/2019  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Not me, but interesting to read about it. @hh, please post it here when you have your copy in hand. Thx.

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 Posted 07/17/2019  8:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
They are not available until after August 1. I hope the incused "copy" on the coin won t be too obnoxious.
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 Posted 07/17/2019  8:57 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Ballyhoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I checked out the website and almost placed an order on the first until I saw that they are going to have the mandated "copy" stamped on them. While I agree that they should, at least put more thought into where it should be placed. Somewhere a bit more concealed would be nice. Then again, it is for a great cause.
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 Posted 07/17/2019  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yeah, if they didn't put "copy" on it, it could be in with the $150k originals. :) Did you see the design?
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 Posted 07/17/2019  9:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ok, I do see what the design is. The infused "copy" is on the obverse. I think it could be placed better but at least it isn't on the design elements. I suppose they make it incused so it would be harder to just polish off.

I wonder if they are using the reducing machine or just a CNC machine to make the die? If I lived near there I would go to the party.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  05:27 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add oriole to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wonder how close the design will be to the original? Since it is a new die, it would not be a restrike.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  10:57 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I suppose they make it incused so it would be harder to just polish off.

That is why the law requires it to be incuse and why it specifies a minimum size and depth, to make removal obvious.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  2:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GMS5 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Just ordered mine as well, Can't wait.
The fact that the lady on the phone said that Press #1 will be making these coins makes it even better. The coins will contain just a bit over half an ounce of Nevada Silver as well she said.
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 Posted 07/18/2019  8:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add carlp007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The coin will have a cool story to go with it.
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 Posted 07/19/2019  11:08 am  Show Profile   Check Darth Morgan's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Darth Morgan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I need to see what this will actually look like before I consider purchasing. Is there at least a rendition somewhere showing the placement of COPY on the obverse?
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 Posted 07/19/2019  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add HappyHippo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think they will look like the attached. See this link for more info http://mint150.com/ It looks to be rather obstrusive. The replica silver plated ones you can buy on line are less obvious. But I don't want those.
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 Posted 08/29/2019  11:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bilbo58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got mine yesterday, just for the story and it's history. It looks exactly like Happyhippo post. They may already be sold out. They started minting coins (after the first 100 for their release party) this week and are only doing 3000. Mine left on Tues. and was #548. I guess I'm trying to say if you want one don't wait to long. They are $132 including freight.
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 Posted 08/30/2019  07:42 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I only buy coins for Albums. No place for those in my Albums, so I don't get one.
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 Posted 08/30/2019  07:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Artificial rarity I disagree with.
The good cause I agree with.
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