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I was looking at this website and I found a question pertaining to a U.S. Half-Dollar with 200 years of Wisdom on the back. I have a Half-Dollar with me that has 200 years of FREEDOM on the back. I was wondering if that was an error in the Question or and error on my coin. Thanks, Megan


Dan Moore of AllExperts answered a similar question awhile back. His reply: "This is one of 287.5 million bicentennial commemorative half dollars made at the Denver Mint in 1975-1976.  There were over another 250 million minted in Philadelphia.

Considered common, they have no collector value in circulated condition, and perhaps a dollar for a really nice Uncirculated one."

Sorry, it is NOT an error.

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Ronald Fern


I can answer most all questions relating to US coins, tokens, and currency. I'm not strong on world coins or ancients. Primary field of expertise is errors and varieties. Over 55 years experience in coin collecting. Part time dealer since 1976. Employed by McDonnell Douglas/Boeing for over 34 years as an Industrial Engineer/Technical Specialist before retiring in 2002.


Worked weekends for "Lonesome" John in the late 1960's to mid 1970's processing error coins, packaging, and preparing orders. Worked with John Devine and Fred Weinberg on several California Error A Rama's in the early 1970's. Served as display judge at annual Error-A-Rama coin shows. Opened and operated mail order coin business DBA "CAL ERRORS" in 1976. Contributor to Alan Herbert's "Official Price Guide To Mint Errors" and Fivaz/Stanton "Cherrypickers' Guide". Worked Saturdays at Huntington Beach Coin Exchange 1980-1999. Had table and sold coins at a number of coin and gun shows in So CA, AZ and NV. Sell coins, tokens and currency on Facebook. Past "Errorscope" Editor. Presently CONECA Examiner.


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AA Degree LBCC pre Engineering, 1964 BS Degree CSULB Ind Technology, 1968

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1st Place EAR Trophy for Civil War Token Errors, NLG Author of Year Award for best monthly coin column "Error News and Views" in small Numismatic paper, owned and published by Ray Anthony.

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