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The 26 Days Of Half Cents (Act II)

 
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 Posted 09/20/2019  10:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Okay, 1809.
There are 6 die varieties (Cohen "C" Numbers) for this date.
I have three of them and have started a hunt for the other three.

!809 "o in 0" C-4 VF-20 BN




1809 "9 over inverted 9" C-5 XF-45
(Alas, for some reason I never got around to imaging this coin.)

1809 C-6 NGC AU-53 BN


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 Posted 09/20/2019  10:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1809 with rotated reverse - another one of my ugly ones

It looks like there's an overpunch on the base of th 8 or is that just damage. Any ideas on the Cohen number for this one?


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 Posted 09/20/2019  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Spence, Phil- Thanks for the feedback on that 08!
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 Posted 09/20/2019  10:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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USSID18, that is called a normal 8 although it was probable punched into the die by making two punches with the reverse denominator 0 punch. So it's not really very normal.


Thank you @phil310 for the explanation to my coin!


For today, here is my 1809 Half Cent (9/6; C5):


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 Posted 09/20/2019  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice C-4 and C-6 Kanga!

cipster, I believe yours is also a C-6 like the one Kanga showed right above.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  11:07 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Belated congrats on kanga's C-6.
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cipster, I believe yours is also a C-6


Thanks Phil!
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 Posted 09/20/2019  1:53 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This 1809 C-1 is my favorite Classic Head Half Cent. It's not an easy coin to find in this condition.



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 Posted 09/20/2019  2:32 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This 1809 C-1 is my favorite Classic Head Half Cent. It's not an easy coin to find in this condition.

Based on my resources the 1809 C-1 is the rarest of all the Classic Head Half Cent varieties.
Rarer than even the two 1811 varieties.
I have the 1809 C-1 listed as an R-5+ which puts it in the area of 31-40 known.
And not surprisingly it's one I'm looking for.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  3:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Phil310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
kanga, I never thought I would find the 1809 C-1, but one day I came home from work and checked ebay before supper. This coin had just been listed without any variety # in a buy it now listing. I thought "That looks like a C-1" and almost fell running to get my Manley die state book to compare photos.

Sure enough, it was a C-1. I clicked the buy it now and hoped someone hadn't beat me to it while I was paying for it. Then I sweated it getting lost in the mail or the photos not being right on the listing. Everything turned out fine. In a few days I had a C-1!

Like one of my friends told me "even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then"

Patience and persistence pays off. Keep hunting, there are others out there to be found.
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 Posted 09/20/2019  6:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pepactonius to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/21/2019  07:36 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1810 Half Cent:


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 Posted 09/21/2019  09:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add cipster to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 09/21/2019  10:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kanga to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1810 - only one die variety which gives you a hint of how many coins could be struck from one die pair at that time.
Or dies made from one master? I've never gotten that straight in my head.
Red Book says 215,000 Half Cents in 1810.






1811 - a look at the Red Book shows that the fewest Classic Head coins struck by date was in 1811.
But when you take into account die varieties the 1809 C-1 is a bit scarcer.
Two varieties struck in 1811: wide date (C-1, 400 struck) and close date (C-2, 375 struck).
And there are a few obvious die state varieties of the C-1.

1811 - C-1 / Die State 5.0 (4 Star Cud)






1811 - C-2



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 Posted 09/21/2019  12:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add USSID18 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
kanga- ! ! !
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