Wide date???

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GBELEC
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Wide date???

Post by GBELEC » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm

I see 1952 wide date 50 cent coins on eBay but can’t find what a wide date looks like . Can someone out there explain

coinguy
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Re: Wide date???

Post by coinguy » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:41 pm

On the Narrow Date, the 2 is close to the 5.
On a Wide Date, the 2 is further from the 5 almost touching the hoof.
As the 2 was hand punched into the dies, even this can vary slightly.

pginrh
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Re: Wide date???

Post by pginrh » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:11 am

You should also check for a doubled HP on the Obverse of 1952 50c coins. The 1951 and 1952 50c can be found with Doubled Die (DDO) Obverses,and the 1950 50c can be found with a doubled die Reverse (DDR).

troubadour
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Re: Wide date???

Post by troubadour » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:19 pm

if i remember correctly 50-cent coins were handpunched in the 40's and 50's. you can see many variation of the position of the last digit but none actually have a premium value

Bill in Burl
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Re: Wide date???

Post by Bill in Burl » Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:26 pm

pginrh is the 50 cent guru. Take what he says to the bank.
Bill in Burl

GBELEC
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Re: Wide date???

Post by GBELEC » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:28 pm

Thanks for all the info. The only problem is that saying “ your never to old to learn “ I don’t think works in my case :roll: :roll: information overload for me but I’m sure someone out there will learn from the information you guys provide, I know just reading all the stuff that come out of this site has opened my eyes to all the small details of coin and currency collecting. Thanks.

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