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Any Half Dime Collectors Here?

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 Posted 09/28/2022  2:35 pm  Show Profile   Check paralyse's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add paralyse to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have a few half dimes. I enjoy the coins, but photographing them can be quite tricky!
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 Posted 09/28/2022  9:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to those who have responded! I have found the links on the liberty seated collectors website and have downloaded pdfs of the references noted by Westcoin. I'm having some of the same difficulties with determining realistic buying prices as I had when I was collecting 3 cent silver circulation strikes as guide and ask prices seem to diverge for rarer coins. It seems like this set is the ignored stepchild of liberty seated collectors as many seem to focus on dimes and larger denominations. I've also decided to work on the capped bust half dime series at the same time as the set is small and the coins seem plentiful.

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 Posted 09/29/2022  5:46 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Todays haul (there are a lot of lcs's near me!).
1842-O & 1868





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 Posted 10/02/2022  3:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Some more finds from 20 minutes at a local show today. The 1861 is a 1/1/0.




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 Posted 10/02/2022  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Check CarrsCoins's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CarrsCoins to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
regarding capped bust half dimes - there is a really solid reference called "Federal half dimes 1792-1837" by Russell Logan and John McCloskey. there is a coin club for those too. its called the John Reich Collector Society or JRCS. they focus on the capped bust designs by John Reich but cover all the bust and flowing hair silver coins in some capacity.

years ago I collected that series by die variety. awesome little coins. I made a small contribution to numismatics by discovering an unreported variety of the 1800 half dime. its my profile picture.
i like large cents. I currently have >225 Sheldon varieties and >235 middle date Newcomb varieties.
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 Posted 10/02/2022  7:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I prefer the half dimes to the dimes. I think it's the smallness and intricacy. Like jewels.

You might also be interested in the Spanish 1/2 reale cobs which are the same size. The royal monograms are fascinating. Here's a pretty nice Felipe II. The king's Latin name is intertwined to create the monogram. It looks suspisciously like a fake but you get the idea.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154914887517
"Two minutes ago I would have sold my chances for a tired dime." Fred Astaire
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 Posted 10/03/2022  10:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Some more finds from 20 minutes at a local show today. The 1861 is a 1/1/0.
Nice examples!
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 Posted 10/10/2022  01:00 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Wan to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Of course
I major in Seated dime. I also collect half dime.This is what I get today,1838 half dime!

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 Posted 10/10/2022  7:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I found a nearby jewelry/coin dealer who is semi-retired and slowly divesting his collection. Here is what he gave me the opportunity to purchase.
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 Posted 10/10/2022  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Did you exercise that "opportunity" and add them to your collection?
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 Posted 10/10/2022  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ElmerFlick to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why yes, I did.
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 Posted 10/10/2022  8:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thq to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My goodness those are nice ones.

I got this one in a swap for a well worn cc half eagle plus a California fractional dollar. I think I got the better deal, even though the grading service had bodybagged it. Carson City is a good place to tempt dealers with the local coinage.

Dealers I've shown it to think it's genuine. It now resides in a flip in my wallet. I can't do much damage to it in this condition.



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 Posted 10/11/2022  09:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I found a nearby jewelry/coin dealer who is semi-retired and slowly divesting his collection. Here is what he gave me the opportunity to purchase.
Fantastic!
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