1812 Capped Bust Silver Half Dollar Certified EF40 (ANACS) Storied Piece
In today's uncertain economy, precious-metal coins are among the most secure investment you can find. This Early United States 1812 Draped Bust Silver Dollar in not only a great piece to hold your value, but an amazing piece to add to your collection --whether you're a beginner coin collector or seasoned numismatist. Professionally certified by ANACS--the oldest coin-grading company in America--as Extra Fine (40) grade, this piece is an affordable entry, into this generally out-of-reach period of American coinage, without resorting to a low-grade, worn-out piece. As noted by the ANACS sealed "slab" (see photos), the piece has scratch marks on it ("Graffiti"). These marks are the result of a common practice in the Colonial Era --and even long before--for testing if a coin was authentic, solid silver.
Silver-plated counterfeits and other fakes were common, and savvy merchants and customers would give a coin a scratch or two like this before accepting it. A good coin should have a good story, and this one does. This is an amazing piece from a family collection who had it for nearly a 100 years themselves.
At this great price, and as a unique glimpse into Early American daily life, you won't regret being it's next owner. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Half Dollars\Early Halves (1794-1839)". The seller is "beegees" and is located in this country: US.
This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Coin: Draped Bust
- Certification: ANACS
- Mint Location: Philadelphia
- Grade: XF 40
- Year: 1812
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Composition: Silver
- Denomination: 50C