Coin Specifications

Category: Confederate States of America
Mint: Private
Mintage: 500
Obverse Designer: A. H. M. Patterson
Reverse Designer: J. W. Scott
Composition: White Metal
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1861 CSA TOKEN B-8003 WHITE METAL 50C MS obverse 1861 CSA TOKEN B-8003 WHITE METAL 50C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Only four original Confederate Half Dollars were struck in 1861. The Confederate reverse die, however, was kept by Chief Coiner Dr. B. F. Taylor, and in 1879 he sold the die along with his original 1861 Confederate Half Dollar to coin dealer Ebenezer Locke Mason, Jr, who in turn sold the die and coin to J. W. Scott.

Scott polished the Confederate reverse die to remove some of the rust that had accumulated and paired it with a new die that gave a brief explanation of the history. 500 of these tokens were struck by Scott in white metal and sold to collectors. They are attributed as B-8003.

After these tokens were minted, Scott overstruck a limited number of 1861 Seated Liberty Dollars with the Confederate reverse in an attempt to mimic the original 1861 Confederate Half Dollar design. There are two types of these restrikes: B-8001, which has the Seated Liberty reverse design prominently visible beneath the Confederate design, and B-8002, which was struck after the Seated Liberty reverse was completed effaced and no longer visible.

The B-8001 and B-8002 restrikes feature weak obverse details and die rust on the reverse.

GRADE SUMMARY

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 36
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 65


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8/18/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 6234 $4,255.00
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 5713 $3,450.00
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1/8/2014 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1201/Lot# 4500 $4,112.50


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