The 1861 Confederate Half Dollar

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After seven states seceded from the Union, beginning with South Carolina in December 1860, the Confederate States of America was formed with its capital as Montgomery, Alabama. The federal branch mint in New Orleans fell in the hands of the seceded State of Louisiana and the Confederacy. Starting in January 1861, about 5,000 double eagles … Read more

The 1861 US Confederate Half Dollar – What to Know

When it comes to a Confederate Half Dollar or Confederate States of America Half Dollar, you either have a very valuable coin or something worth virtually nothing. So how do you tell the difference and put a value on your Confederate Half Dollar coin? First off, you probably have a copy of the coin to … Read more