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Bust Half Dollar Varieties per Overton , reference Donald Parsley’s “United States Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836” 5th edition.

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50C

1807

VF15 Det

Raw

$450

This 1807 Capped Bust Half is the somewhat scarce R3 Large Stars variety  O-114 that pairs Obv 11 with Rev J. A key obverse diagnostic is the unfinished top of  B in LIBERTY. Additionally, small die defect lumps below the 7 and between star 11 and the rim are noted. Stars are well formed and surfaces a greyish pink, most likely wiped at some point. There is a decent amount of remaining hair and bosom detail. Reverse feather detail is quite strong, possibly 5 points higher than the obverse. A rim hit at the 2nd A in AMERICA is noted. No reverse die cracks, this coin early die state. Pretty underlying surfaces with a bit of golden hues peaking through. The Shield's horizontal and vertical lines are strong. Probable Long ago wipe. Nice choice for a raw variety collection. As such, Market Acceptable . 

 

 

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50C

1810

VF Det

PCGS 47348140

$175

This 1810 Bust Half variety is O-110 , R2 with Obv 9, Rev J pairing. The key obverse diagnostic is the scalloped star 13.  Reverse with a large square dot filling the space between crossbars 4 and 5 in the upper left. The ME touch, the AM is joined at the base with M higher at the juncture.  Attractively priced by the consignor, technically speaking, this is a high end VF, easily a 30, more likely a 35. As a compare, the VF20 Grey is $200, XF40 is $400.  The cleaning was most likely a long ago light wipe, no significant hairlines observed. Surface color is a pleasing grey brown, with some attractive toning peaking through at the rims. Cleaned. New 1/16

 

 

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50C

1810

EF45

PCGS 33993757

$650

This 1810 Bust Half variety O-101 displays dark grey surfaces but still has some nice luster peeking though. Overall strike is good, but some weakness noted, predominantly at the top of eagle's left wing. Obverse die cracks prominent at the date and stars left. Interesting spear lines from back of cap also noted. Reverse with "3 dots and a dash" die defect below left claw in addition to die crack from olive leaves extending to edge above D in UNITED. Choice.

 

 

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50C

1829

AU58

NGC 679961007

$1,050

O112, R1. Lustrous, whitish fields with just a hint of amber rim accents. Obv 7 with a patch of early die lines seen below star 13. Reverse I with the line of stripe 5 extending to crossbar 2. Choice.

 

 

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50C

1830

G6

Raw

$75

This 1830 Bust Half has seen lots of even wear, also with what appears to be a lamination outer surface break on the reverse rim at UNITED STATES. A few small scattered rim hits are also noted. Good book filler.

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50C

1830 Sm O

AU55

PCGS 33105083

$670

This O-113 1830 Bust Half displays lovely, lustrous golden toning with added blue accents at the rim that my image fails to properly display. This variety pairs Obv.  7 with Rev. K. The stars are sharp, a diagnostic die chip that appears on later die states can be seen on the inside of the upper knob of the 3. The reverse with a die crack across the top of UNITED,  another joins the top of S OF AM. Attractively priced for the quality of this offering. Choice.

 

 

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50C

1837

AU50

PCGS 82457950

$575

This lovely 1837 Reeded Edge with 50 CENTS reverse would make a nice selection for the Type collector looking to add a choice and affordable example to one's collection. The Reeded Edge Type is listed on the PCGS holder. Original greyish brown surfaces with  tinges of remaining golden mint luster is the calling card for this example. The luster not picked up in image, but under proper light this coin is so nice to view. Fully struck, almost all hair and cap detail is present. Star detail is also notably strong with the exception of 9 and 10. The reverse eagles feather detail nearly complete. Attractively priced for the quality of this offering. Choice.  

 

 

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