1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by T J » Sat, 08 Sep 2001 23:27:24



Hi everyone,

     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various grades
approximately, G, VG, F, and EF? I checked out the EAC website, very sparse!
No information there hardly at all about early coppers. Any good websites
out there with info on these? Thanks!.

T J

 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by Chri » Sat, 08 Sep 2001 23:44:42


Try here http://numismedia.com/fmv/prices/hlfcnt/frame.html .


Quote:
> Hi everyone,

>      I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
> members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various
grades
> approximately, G, VG, F, and EF? I checked out the EAC website, very
sparse!
> No information there hardly at all about early coppers. Any good websites
> out there with info on these? Thanks!.

> T J


 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by Denis Lori » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 05:13:08


Quote:

>     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
>members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various grades
>approximately, G, VG, F, and EF?

>T J

If some EACer with a copy of the current CQR would kindly post some common
variety prices for TJ, it would be helpful.  I'm out of town right now so can't
do it.

Denis Loring

 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by H. Craig Hamlin » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 05:44:53


One of the most common half cents is the 1804 C-13.  CQR -(Copper Quotes by
Robinson) lists them in average condition as follows:
AG-3 $20
G-5 $40
VG-8 $60
F-12 $80
EF-40 $500
AU-55 $1,250

Please be advised that "EAC average" is a damn nice looking coin.
Regards,
Craig

Quote:

> >     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
> >members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various
grades
> >approximately, G, VG, F, and EF?

> >T J

> If some EACer with a copy of the current CQR would kindly post some common
> variety prices for TJ, it would be helpful.  I'm out of town right now so
can't
> do it.

> Denis Loring


 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by fred true » Sun, 09 Sep 2001 13:05:17


If you live near a major metropolitan area, find out when the next big coin
show is.  If there is one near you, go and LOOK at what half cents are
available.  Play close attention not only to the grade but also the
condition of the coin.  Look for things like rim nicks, rim bumps,
scratches, CORROSION, CLEANED or not.  You will notice that regardless of
grade the coins with no problems and smooth surfaces will be scare and
usually higher priced.  After looking around the bourse, search look for any
of the following dealers;  Tom Reynolds, Chris McCawley, Doug Bird or any
other "EAC dealer".  You will notice that the half cents for sell by these
dealers will be much nicer and more strictly graded than 99% of the ones you
just looked at.  It will be the fastest and cheapest education on half cents
you can get.  These people will take the time to talk to about half cents
and not get angry if you don't purchase anything.

If you don't live near a city that has a major coin show, join EAC.  As a
matter of fact, you should join anyway.  There is information on the EAC web
page.  The best way to collect early copper is to educate yourself.  You
will get much more enjoyment.  Good luck.

Fred Truex


Quote:
> Hi everyone,

>      I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
> members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various
grades
> approximately, G, VG, F, and EF? I checked out the EAC website, very
sparse!
> No information there hardly at all about early coppers. Any good websites
> out there with info on these? Thanks!.

> T J

 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by Bruce Hickmo » Mon, 10 Sep 2001 16:02:52




|>Hi everyone,
|>
|>     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
|>members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various grades
|>approximately, G, VG, F, and EF? I checked out the EAC website, very sparse!
|>No information there hardly at all about early coppers. Any good websites
|>out there with info on these? Thanks!.
|>
|>T J
|>
|>

Hi There!

Dunno why your post took so long to migrate to my newsspool, but welcome!

No, there isn't a lot of information on the web but there's a LOT of information
available. You already mentioned EAC, that's the place to start.

References:

Breen's Enycylopedia Of Half cents - Still available for $50-75.
Cohen's Little Sisters - The Original. Tougher to find than the above, but
Charlie Davis usually has a copy.
Manley's Half Cent Die States - The latest and greatest. Available from most of
the major numislit dealers and the author for about $75.

Other tools:

Heim's Halfcent quickfinder - And excellent tool for quickly attributing half cents. A must for 1804. :-)

Roger Cohen Collection Auction Catalog.

If you need help locating any of the above or want to connect up with EAC, Let
me know and I'll be happy to help.

Welcome aboard!

Bruce

EAC 3606

 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by T J » Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:33:22


Thanks everyone, I'm looking forward to learning about these (and then
buying some!).

T J


Quote:


> |>Hi everyone,
> |>
> |>     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any EAC
> |>members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various
grades
> |>approximately, G, VG, F, and EF? I checked out the EAC website, very
sparse!
> |>No information there hardly at all about early coppers. Any good
websites
> |>out there with info on these? Thanks!.
> |>
> |>T J
> |>
> |>

> Hi There!

> Dunno why your post took so long to migrate to my newsspool, but welcome!

> No, there isn't a lot of information on the web but there's a LOT of
information
> available. You already mentioned EAC, that's the place to start.

> References:

> Breen's Enycylopedia Of Half cents - Still available for $50-75.
> Cohen's Little Sisters - The Original. Tougher to find than the above, but
> Charlie Davis usually has a copy.
> Manley's Half Cent Die States - The latest and greatest. Available from
most of
> the major numislit dealers and the author for about $75.

> Other tools:

> Heim's Halfcent quickfinder - And excellent tool for quickly attributing

half cents. A must for 1804. :-)

- Show quoted text -

Quote:

> Roger Cohen Collection Auction Catalog.

> If you need help locating any of the above or want to connect up with EAC,
Let
> me know and I'll be happy to help.

> Welcome aboard!

> Bruce

> EAC 3606

 
 
 

1800-1808 Draped Bust 1/2-cent question

Post by T J » Wed, 12 Sep 2001 13:10:25


Thanks Craig!

T J



Quote:
> One of the most common half cents is the 1804 C-13.  CQR -(Copper Quotes
by
> Robinson) lists them in average condition as follows:
> AG-3 $20
> G-5 $40
> VG-8 $60
> F-12 $80
> EF-40 $500
> AU-55 $1,250

> Please be advised that "EAC average" is a damn nice looking coin.
> Regards,
> Craig


> > >     I am thinking of starting to collect Draped Bust 1/2-cents. Any
EAC
> > >members? What do the common varieties of these go for in the various
> grades
> > >approximately, G, VG, F, and EF?

> > >T J

> > If some EACer with a copy of the current CQR would kindly post some
common
> > variety prices for TJ, it would be helpful.  I'm out of town right now
so
> can't
> > do it.

> > Denis Loring