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PickwickjrPickwickjr Posts: 556 ✭✭✭✭✭

I came across this coin that appealed to me the more I looked at it. I don’t collect c/s coins but I can make exceptions. I do need the date for my early draped bust set. Even though it’s counter stamped it’s a great piece. Love the fact that William Levi’s was a silversmith in the early 1800’s.
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    Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,672 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think it's a really nice utilitarian coin. The die breaks are awesome. Oozes history to me. Thanks for sharing. Peace Roy

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    CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Pickwickjr - Pretty damn cool. Do you know anything else about W.Levi? Any other information known about him or his counter stamp? Would be interested to hear more about it.

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    Inspired70Inspired70 Posts: 504 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love this coin. Think of meant to the owner. So much wonderful history! Well done!

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    PickwickjrPickwickjr Posts: 556 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Crusty said:
    @Pickwickjr - Pretty damn cool. Do you know anything else about W.Levi? Any other information known about him or his counter stamp? Would be interested to hear more about it.

    Crusty
    I’m no specialists , but this is what I found about William Levi’s 1785-1842. A silversmith in PA at 18 N. Front street from 1810-1814. Then relocated in Lancaster PA 1825-1837.
    There are two punches known a straight block like mine and a curved ribbon punch. The curved ribbon punch eventually rusted and there’s a crisp punch and rusted. From what I read the block punch is more common. But I myself have seen more curved punches.
    Less than 10 examples are reported on Bust half dollars. Reports and auction records indicate 1807 ( not sure if it’s my example) will need to do more research. I don’t think it’s my coin, since it’s draped bust, not capped bust. I will need to look it up in the Brunk book to see if it says anything. 1808/7, 1818,1825, 1826. I’ve seen some large cents.
    When I saw the c/s it looked familiar, after some research I remembered. There was a sweet 1794 half dollar with a curved punch that sold last year on heritage.
    I’m really happy to add it to the collection and will most likely remain in the set as my 1807 example.

    If anyone has the Brunk book can you post if the 1807 is a draped bust or capped bust.
    Thanks

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    CrustyCrusty Posts: 1,078 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for the education !

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