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"1816" Capped Bust Silver fantasy issue, MS-67 High Grade, Only 144 minted

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Item Number: mm_bust_50_1816_hg
High grade MS-67. Many show evidence of multiple striking. Since these are broad-struck over existing coins, the original edge lettering will show, and the diameter varies (usually slightly larger). Die Pair 1 with "1816/5" overdate and "50 C." over "5C C.". Due to a fire in the rolling mill room at the US Philadelphia Mint in 1815, no silver or gold coins were struck in 1816.

Now available is this modern over-strike, the most exacting and faithful rendition available. Holding one in hand gives the viewer a true sense of what it would be like to own an original (had any actually been produced). And since these are over-struck on genuine coins, they have the correct weight (no metal is added or removed), correct metallic content, and correct diameter and edge type. All the over-strikes are privately and painstakingly performed using a surplus Denver Mint coin press.

NOTE: Defacing of US coins is legal so long as the defacement isn't for fraudulent purposes.

By purchasing one or more of these, the buyer agrees to provide full disclosure of their origin when reselling them. Failure to provide potential buyers with complete and accurate information when offering these could result in criminal and/or civil fraud charges. In other words, don't try to sell to unaware buyers as original coins of this date.

Since these are over-struck on existing coins, there may be faint evidence of the original coin design showing since the over-strike is usually not perfectly aligned with the original strike.

Do not attempt to use these as legal tender. This product is NOT endorsed or approved by the US Mint, US Treasury, or US Government.

Product Reviews

(9 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
William Brownstein (Santa Monic, CA) 9/10/2012 2:10 PM
I have seen what others have attempted to do to try to copy authentic coins. Even the U.S. Mint when trying to make copies of prior issues has fallen short of the mark. That is not the case with Daniel Carr and his Moonlight Mint. His overstrikes are, if anything, such fantastic copies of the original coins that it can fool even the most astute collector. I rate these 11 on a scale of 1 to 10. I suspect in the future, with the extremely limited mintage of these fantasy issues, that a collector base will emerge such as those for the Omega 1907 High Relief $20 gold piece and that these will be collectable on their own right and a have spirited bidding in the future on those rare occasions that they come to the market for sale. Anxiously awaiting your next work of art.
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Bobby Guthrie (Alamogordo, NM) 7/25/2012 7:14 PM
Beautiful coin, filled with the fun of an overdate and die variation. Mr. Carr has overcome two fires to give us this gorgeous half.