1800 Half Cent
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I've been looking for the possible tolerances on the weight of an 1800 Half Cent, I wasn't for sure if there was one listed somewhere. The coin I have is probably a counterfeit, but was curious for the future thanks. 

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I believe I answered my own question lol. The coin I have looks to have the reverse of a 1802 and not the 1800 so yep pretty positive its a fake.

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On 6/22/2022 at 3:24 AM, blinewalker said:

I've been looking for the possible tolerances on the weight of an 1800 Half Cent, I wasn't for sure if there was one listed somewhere. The coin I have is probably a counterfeit, but was curious for the future thanks. 

Not sure what the +/- is but nominal weight would be 5.44g, and yes fake.

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On 6/22/2022 at 3:46 AM, blinewalker said:

I believe I answered my own question lol. The coin I have looks to have the reverse of a 1802 and not the 1800 so yep pretty positive its a fake.

You did and you are correct - your coin is fake.  I am 100% positive.

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Genuine 1800 half cents have the old style reverse leftover from 1795-97. The left and right sides of the wreath meet at the top with single leaves, not the double leaves seen on the right side of the subject coin. See the photo for the correct reverse.

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This is a member of a well known family of fakes.  As mentioned the reverse style is wrong for 1800, and in fact is the reverse die of 1804 C-6.  ALL dates of draped bust half cents can be found from this counterfeiter, with this reverse die..

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