What is Nifc Coin?
Nifc coin is the name for a half dollar that was issued in the U.S. National Bank Note Company when bank notes were printed on paper money like what we use today.
Many banks issued their own versions of nifc coins and they are valuable to many collectors today because of the different design that each bank put on them, as well as where they came from. Nifc coin can only be found in rare coin shops since it is not used by banks any longer.
Nifc coin is a hard-to-find coin. Nifc coin is easier to find than most other coins, but it can still be hard to find depending on the place you are looking for and what you are looking for.
The U.S. National Bank Note Company was an American company that made national bank notes, national currency notes before the Federal Reserve was established in 1913, and other security documents like bonds and stock certificates. The company had 26 factories around the country that printed these items from 1866 to 1934 when they were closed down.
What does a Nifc Coin look like?
It looks like a regular half-dollar coin but it has the writing and numbers on the back of it. The front looks like any other half dollar, except it, has no date. half dollars are the same size as quarters, so if you have those you can compare them to see what color they are.
How do you know if a coin is Nifc?
The way to determine if a coin is nifc is by looking at the back of it. On the back of a coin that is nifc, there will be writing in the form of letters and numbers.
The writing will be like this: “USA” in a rectangle box with “half dollar” on top and “NBCC” underneath. Next to it will be “United States Note”, and below that, in the smaller text it will say “National Bank Note”.
Below that, the word “Washington”. Then under all of that, you’ll see a number with the words, “…and series two thousand (or 3) hundred(fill in your year here)” written underneath.
Then below that will be the signatures of the Treasurer of the U.S. and “N. Benge” who was the President of the U.S. National Bank Note Company at that time.
Next to those you may see an eagle with a banner in its mouth, and sometimes an eagle with a shield on top, if it was issued before 1878. Below all of this on some coins, you may see other writing like “specie paid”, “legal tender”, or even just blank space if they have none of this on there. Below will be the denomination: half a dollar (that’s what we’re talking about here.
Are Nifc coins worth anything?
Nifc coins are worth a lot depending on the type and how old it is. The older coins are more valuable because of the writing on them, while the newer coins are more popular because they are cheap.
There is one Nifc coin that appears in every series and every year ever since the U.S. National Bank Note Company was founded.
That is an 1891-O half dollar that appears every year in mint sets which are not hard to find at all, but you have to be really lucky to find one in a normal set and without a bunch of other coins on it too. If this happens you’ll pay at least $ for it right now if you’re lucky enough to get one.
where to get Nifc Coin
You can get Nifc coin at any rare coin shop in the country, especially if you live around cities like New York, Chicago or San Francisco since they are all big cities that had many banks at one point.
Another way to get nifc coins is to buy them from a collector online. You can find some good deals there. One of the best places to look for nifc coins is on ebay. It has all sorts of different ones available and the prices aren’t too bad either
Nifc Coin Interesting facts
If you look at the picture of a nifc half dollar above it looks like a quarter but on the back it says half dollar. This is because they both have the same size and shape, but t h e front has different engraving.
A n 1891-O half dollar coin last sold on ebay for $5650. That’s more than 1/2 of the amount of gold ever mined. If you have one mint set when you got your coin from it all of the coins have fractional amounts on them. Meaning that some coins had no value and others had the worth next to them.
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