This edition has current market prices in high circulated grades and multiple Mint State and Proof grades; updated auction records; updated and additional photos, including a chopmarked trade dollar, various Mint State and Proof type coins, and new die varieties; an essay on the 1837 "Half Cent
Worth of Pure Copper" token; an essay on the passing of the half cent
and large cent from US commerce; and new die varieties, including major 2009 "Formative Years" Lincoln cent doubled-die reverses.
The 1796 copper half cent was one of just 1,400 minted in the US and is now worth 72 million times its face value.
They took 70 coins to the Salisbury-based Woolley & Wallis auctioneers, where an expert spotted the one inch half cent with Liberty pictured on one side.