These half cents have something of a history. They were issued by the Philadelphia mint and only two dies were ever used - to destruction! The actual number produced is not known but considered to be around 120,000 and many were hoarded never to be found again. By 1850, they were recalled to be melted down for the production of the new Flying Eagle Cents, so their numbers would have been reduced again. Considered a very collectable coin in the States, this example would be graded at about VF despite being a circulated coin.
Copper, 5.4g, 24mm
Ob: Head of Lady Liberty with 13 stars around (one for each original US region) date below
Rev: Denomination surrounded by a wreath and legend
The record for this coin was reached in 2011 for a mint state, rainbow-coloured example, fetching $8,700!
£90 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: The Madonna standing on a crescent set upon a coloum, holding sceptre and infant Jesus who hold orb. Patern to edge.
36mm, 21.25g Silver
Grade: Very fine
Ref: KM 848
£110 (P&P FREE to UK, other locations please ask)
Reverse: MONETA. NOVA. NANCEII. CVSA, crowned shield surmounted by date.
Grade: VF, minor flan flaws, toned.
£250 (+P&P, locations outside the UK please ask first)
Spanish, Charles IV 1788-1808, 2 Escudos,1804, Gold
This coin, known as a doubloon, was produced at the Madrid mint.
Great investment coin.