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New Pics Of My 1853 Half Cent...

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I LIKE that one! (thumbs u :banana:


This is a prime example of where the "red copper only" crowd really misses out on the good stuff. That coin is very attractive and very stable given reasonable storage.


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Thanks for the kind comments. The OBV photo is still a little out of focus.


I'm especially glad to read Bill's comment about "Red Only" copper as I was thinking it was only me. Maybe I'm just not a sophisticated enough collector yet but to me a really nice brown copper coin is very attractive and can usually be purchased for MUCH less than a less attractive RB or Red one. It could be that I'm influenced by the limitations of my coin budget; or the fact that I'd be worrying that a RB or Red might change color over time...?


Anyway thanks again for the nice comments. I've purchased a new camera; an Olympus E520 and have been learning to use it... BUT I have a LONG ways to go yet :blush:


Nice Coin Dean !


Have a Great Labor Day all !

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The point to be made here is very few of the half cents from this era that get an R&B or even a Red designation are very attractive. Most of the time, the "red" is a muddy looking dull color. I've only seen a couple pieces that had the lively, lustrous red that most collectors imagine when they see this color designation.

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