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Not So Rare by Electric Peak Collection

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Another dream dashed...


The other day I posted about one of my new half dimes, an 1841-O, the die variety of which is not listed in the available reference books. Last night I spent some time on the Heritage website looking at their photos of other examples of the issue.


The result is that the die variety of my coin is probably not rare. Of the dozens of coins available to view, it looked to me like four varieties are reasonably common, including mine. Multiple die states are apparent as well, although some of the older photos are not good enough to make detailed assessments.


Oh well. Still, this hobby is a lot of fun!


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It sure is! In a manner of speaking the knowledge acquired and the fun we have is more valuable than cherry-picking a rare variety. It is the heart of a collector!


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