Friday, January 15, 2010

Question on obverse and reverse rims for Capped Bust coinage that are smooth without segments

This question came to me from a reader and I have published it here so that maybe someone with knowledge on the subject can comment:

Edgar Souders' article "Capped Bust Half-Dollar Secrets: Broken Legend and Number Punches" in the recent JR Journal was an absolute joy to read.  A very impressive study!   A question I have is related to Edgar's article and a Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half Collector Club website ( recent Collector's Corner addition entitled "Mint Error or Contemporary Counterfeit?" that is distantly related.  Has there been any JR study on the obverse and reverse rims for Capped Bust coinage that are smooth without segments?

1 comment:

  1. Can you provide an image? I've seen several different rim and reeding problems and most have been damage.