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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Determining The Value Of A Half Cent Coin

by Luis Cabrera

Most people think of the penny when they consider which coin has the lowest monetary value, but the half cent is a coin that was circulated in the late 1700s to the mid 1800s. These coins are known as half cent coins or "half pennies," and are exceptionally rare. Since minting was not as common during this time period, the half cent was not produced in as large a quantity as other coins. Because of their rarity, the half cent can hold significant value depending on a few factors. Here is how you can determine an approximate value of a half cent coin.


Just like any other collectible, the condition of a half cent coin plays an important role in determining its worth. A pristine coin that has gone uncirculated will certainly hold the highest value, but these are extremely rare in the case of the half cent coin since it was one of the main formats of money being exchanged at the time. The relief on a coin in excellent condition should be sharp and clear so that it's easy to see the details and lettering on the coin. It should have a good shine to it or a natural patina that doesn't have too much rust or wear. A good rule of thumb is the cleaner and clearer the coin, the better the condition.


Coin collecting and value greatly depends on the scarcity of a particular coin. The half cent coin minted in 1793 is the most difficult to find since it was the first year the coin went into circulation and not as many were minted initially. But this does not always bear weight on its value. The most rare of the half cent coins is the 1796 Liberty Cap version. Other versions from later dates are also scarce and difficult to find. It's always recommended that you consult with a coin dealer to determine the rarity and value of your half cent coin just to be certain it is one of the rarer formats and years.


The coin market can fluctuate much like other markets. Coins with provenance will often hold or even increase in value. The term provenance refers to an item's history and backstory, and if you have paperwork to support the story it can certainly bring in a good profit. The demand for certain coins can fluctuate depending on several factors including the economy, the number of collectors interested in buying, and if your particular coin is something that people are currently prone to make an offer on. When it comes to figuring out the value of a half cent coin, consider all of the factors that combine together to help you determine a concrete value. 

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