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1858 Half Dollar Error Coin

Hello To All ... Any thoughts for the below Half Dollar with Cud on Shield and the potential value for this coin? Thanks in advance.


  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Ken1796 .... A cud is found at the rim, as a result of a die break. I cannot determine exactly what that issue may be, could be a retained struck through or PMD... Can you provide better pictures please? Cheers, RickO

  • Ken1796Ken1796 Posts: 145 ✭✭

    Please see below which brings me to a little confusion:

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 30,279 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2, 2022 2:12PM

    @Ken1796 said:
    Please see below which brings me to a little

    What confusion?

    If it's an interior die break, it carries no premium. If it's a clash as per @CaptHenway, it carries no premium.

    You can tell the difference by whether the object is raised or incuse and whether it lines up with a design element in the obverse.

  • yosclimberyosclimber Posts: 4,461 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2, 2022 4:47PM

    Sometimes an interior die break carries a premium;
    it depends on collector demand for die states.
    I agree it's a clash mark in this case.

    I checked the first 32 1858 halves on ebay, and found 4 with a lighter version of the clash,
    and 2 with a possibly heavier clash like yours, but in lower grade.

    Note how the clash continues lower down, above the claw.

    Here's one in AU-55.

  • Ken1796Ken1796 Posts: 145 ✭✭

    Thanks for the responses.

  • CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,256 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 8, 2022 3:16PM

    The harsh cleaning and heavy wear on the coin will be a greater impact on its value.

    Edited to add: if this image is a scan then perhaps I’m misinterpreting whether it’s been cleaned.

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