"half-dollar"/"50 cent piece" Was: Recovering the ROM of an IBM 5100 using OCR

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Jul 1 00:50:18 CDT 2019

I think that half-dollar and small dollar are still officially in 
circulation.  You might have to ask your bank to ORDER.
I think that they stopped minting half dollar in 2002, when they decided 
that they had enough inventory to meet foreseeable needs.

Half-dollar would presumably be all Kennedy.  Walking Liberty is now R at RE.

Small dollar would be commemorative presidents, with some random Susan B. 
Anthony, Scajewea, Native American small dollars mixed in.  But, don't you 
want to collact EVERY president?  :-)
Cartwheels (large dollar) are not in circulation much.

On Mon, 1 Jul 2019, John Herron via cctalk wrote:

> This is interesting. How long ago was that out of curiosity? I keep
> thinking to ask my bank if they have any dollar coins or half dollar rolls
> (probably doing them a favor by trading for more common currency) same with
> $2 bills. Might as well get them before they're really out of circulation
> unless that already happened.
> On Fri, Jun 28, 2019, 2:47 PM Electronics Plus via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Just for fun, I went to the bank and bought about $1000 in half dollar and
>> dollar coins. My son collects them, and we went through them all. We did
>> find some silver half dollars. The ones we are not keeping now go to
>> whatever fast food or corner store is needed. Some like them, some hate
>> them! Most tell me they have not seen them in years.
>> Cindy
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 2:36 PM
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>> Subject: Re: "half-dollar"/"50 cent piece" Was: Recovering the ROM of an
>> IBM 5100 using OCR
>> I have not seen any half dollars in circulation in some time. They are
>> just
>> too big to fit in people skinny jeans these days.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Chuck Guzis via cctalk
>> Sent: Friday, June 28, 2019 3:18 PM
>> To: Fred Cisin via cctalk
>> Subject: Re: OT: "half-dollar"/"50 cent piece" Was: Recovering the ROM of
>> an
>> IBM 5100 using OCR
>> On 6/28/19 9:57 AM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
>>>>> I saw this half-dollar sized plastic fob on the desk and asked what
>>>>> it was for.
>> The big failure of the Susan B. Anthony coin was that it was about the
>> same size (slightly different shape) as a quarter-dollar coin, causing
>> people to mistake them as such on occasion.
>> It was *extremely* unpopular.
>> FWIW, I just checked my "loose change" container that sits atop my
>> bedroom dresser.  There were two Kennedy half-dollars--one from 1968 and
>> the other from 1983.  I suspect that a great many are still in
>> circulation.
>> --Chuck
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