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1945 Half Dollar
« on: August 17, 2019, 10:26:24 PM »
New coin :-)
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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 02:13:23 AM »
Not that it really matters but I would grade this one F-12.
US coins are about the only coins I think about grade.
Well, that and Great Britain Large Pennies.
It is hard to break a 50 year bad habit.

Very nice looking coin imo. Congratulations!
I don't think I have a single example. Someday I should rectify that.
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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 03:40:37 AM »
It has pretty good detail.  One thing I'm researching is the mark under the eagle's wing.  I'm sure it's a designer mark but I'm not sure.
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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2019, 07:15:10 AM »
It's an AW monogram, for the designer, Adolph Weinman.

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 12:03:36 AM »
Peter, I should have known that  :-[
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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 12:15:02 AM »
Why? Anyway, it's a pleasure to help people out, so thank you for giving me the opportunity.

I think there's a fair chance that by 1945, AW stood for Alexander (his middle name) Weinman. :)

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2019, 01:25:21 AM »
I always knew it as Adolph although I bet you are correct.
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Why? Anyway, it's a pleasure to help people out, so thank you for giving me the opportunity.

I think there's a fair chance that by 1945, AW stood for Alexander (his middle name) Weinman. :)

Peter

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2019, 12:41:32 PM »
That's one of the most striking designs of any US series of coins in my opinion. The devices are crowded on the coin, but in this case it works beautifully. That's a nice clean example you have.

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2019, 02:54:54 PM »
I agree but personally I always liked the "Mercury" dimes.

That is because when I was very small and wanted to collect coins it was available in pocket change
and I certainly could not afford to hold on to quarters or halves. I was too young to have any money.
Maybe a quarter allowance a week. But I would get a couple and keep them till the call of a cola or candy bar overwhelmed my collecting desires  ;)

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That's one of the most striking designs of any US series of coins in my opinion. The devices are crowded on the coin, but in this case it works beautifully. That's a nice clean example you have.

Bruce

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2019, 07:30:16 PM »
The Mercury Dimes and Standing Liberty Quarters are favorites of mine too, Dale.

I started collecting when I was 6 years old and of course only picked up coins from circulation...from my mom and dad's change that is. ;D My father was a collector who instilled a lifetime interest in me. I was a little short on funds at that age too, but came into my "golden age" when I started delivering newspapers at the age of 11. I would spend a dollar or two on coins after getting paid. That was a big deal for me back then.

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Re: 1945 Half Dollar
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 03:08:06 AM »
I started at 6 as well.  My Grandfather gave me a 1923 Silver Freedom and I've been going.  It is pretty cool that my girl got into coins around 4 :-)
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