This is a U.S. 50c steel feeder finger which was used for striking half dollars at the Denver Mint. The feeder finger is one of a small group that came out of the U.S. Mint, and were struck at the Moonlight Mint using the original Grabener coin press that the feeder fingers would have been used on. The feeder finger was in use sometime between 1986 and 2001.
Until these came out, feeder fingers were nearly unheard of on the coin market. An opportunity to own a fascinating piece of Mint equipment, and something which has caused many error coins over the years! Only about 210 feeder fingers are known, in various types.
There are 51 of the half dollar size known in total.
The feeder finger is struck with "commemorative dies" used by the Moonlight Mint to commemorate the press.
Note: although you will receive a 50c feeder finger virtually identical to the one shown, it may not be the exact one in the photo since we have a small quantity in stock.