Draped and Capped Bust Half Dollars

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Collecting Bust Half Dollars can be approached from several vantage points. Most individuals build early United Stated coinage type sets and required only one example of the Flowing Hair, Draped Bust, Capped Bust and Reeded Edge halves. Then there are the variety specialists who take collecting to a precise level by seeking out individual die pairings within a date.

The Overton and Parsley reference books for collecting Bust halves by variety are well known and loved. All Gerry Fortin Rare Coin offerings are attributed to the Overton variety classification system. Rarity numbers are from the same source. When no rarity number is shown, then an R1 (common) rarity is implied.

GFRC has joined with Dave Cinquina to cross-link Bust Half Dollar variety information. Dave is constructing a free online resource (BustHalfAddict.com) that illustrates the Overton varieties with GFRC providing sponsorship. As a result of this partnership, each GFRC listing carries an Overton number and link to the relevant page at BustHalfAddict.com. By simple clicking on the Overton number, access to specific variety information and high resolution images is provided at the Dave Cinquina site.

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There are 93 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on December 29, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair  1794 1794
VF25 NGC
117262054
O-101a
Choice $11950 First Year Issue, Late Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and Philadelphia mint half dollar production. Only 23,464 half dollars dated 1794 were struck. This example offered original surfaces that are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina with gold highlights on the reverse. Struck from late die state dies and listed as Tompkins Die State 1/5. The die crack near S(TATES) creates shelf metal, and another crack joins (STATE)S to the leaf tip. Under a light source, the bluish gray patina transition to glowing gold and is most pleasing. The date, legends, and other peripheral design elements are strongly rendered, taking into account a normal amount of wear for the grade. Partial curl detail is visible on the obverse while the reverse eagle is moderately stronger with good wing feather definition. A ancient vertical line extends from the eagle's head to the berries below the A. Faint mint-made adjustment marks are noted on the obverse. Accurately graded and freshly reholdered. An important new GFRC offering from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
AU53
PCGS
40439386
O-118a
Gem $3350 Gem Original, Shattered Reverse, Exceptional Eye Appeal, CAC Approval. Pleasing multicolor old album toning covers both sides of this superb 1806 O-118a Draped Bust half. Reverse is shattered with heavy diagnostic die crack from the rim below arrows up through (O)F. Mint luster is prevalent throughout the fields and surrounding all major devices. Center rose is contrasted by peripheral blues and gold. Reverse coloring is mostly steely gray with multi-shades of peripheral gold. As always, the O-118a is weakly struck at the centers, specifically at the left facing wing and shield junction along with Liberty's central hair curls. Coloring and mint luster bring about a most enjoyable viewing experience. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 NFC holder with CAC approval.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, No Stem
EF45 PCGS
32864606
O-109
Choice $2000 Pointed 6, No Stem, Light Gray, Boldly Detailed Devices, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. A well detailed 1806 O-109 Draped Bust half is one of the highlights of the first Pikes Peak Collection offerings. Strike is crisp with most stars being elevated. Steely fields retains traces of residual luster. Light natural gray patina is consistent on both sides and nicely framed by peripheral gold. I've carefully examined the surfaces which are entirely unabraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Overton 109" and "Pointed 6, No Stem" on label. Worthy of a CAC attempt by the new owner are all the necessary parameters are present.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
EF40 PCGS
81383776
O-118a
Original $2100 Shattered Reverse Die, Near Choice, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A pleasing 1806 Draped Bust half dollar with cool shattered reverse that is documented as O-118a in the Overton and Parsley reference books. Accurately graded by PCGS. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina that also contains rose and subtle gold hues when placed under bright light. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. The reverse die cracks are most apparant with a cud inside (O)F. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Knob 6, Small Stars
VF30
PCGS
12860697
O-106
Choice $1250 Knob 6, 6 Berries on Reverse, Burgundy-Blue Patina, Better Variety, Newtown Collection. A better 1806 Overton 106 die pairing with not often seen 6 berries reverse. Overall rarity is listed as R4. I can easily understand the CAC approval for this burgundy-blue toned example. Steely fields are essentially unabraded while the strike is typical. This early half performs well during bright light review. GFRC images and coloring are typical of bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A solidly choice original example from the Newtown Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VF20 PCGS
32247622
O-123
Original $635 1 and 6 Digits Touch Bust, Light Golden-Gray Toning, Pleasing for Grade, Pikes Peak Collection. A pleasing example of the Draped Bust 1806 O-123 die pairing. Golden-gray patina covers moderately worn surfaces. Bright light inspection confirms unabraded steely fields. The O-123 variety is easily attributed by the 1 and 6 digits touching hair curl and lower bust. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with "Pointed 6, Stem" on label. From the Pikes Peak Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, No Stem
F15 PCGS
29257870
O-109
Original $400 New November 30! Gun Metal Gray, Well Preserved, Pointed 6, No Stem Variety, Nevada Collection. A pleasing mid-circulated grade 1806 O-109 Draped half dollar that would be ideal for a budget type set. Both sides are covered with gun-metal gray patina with embedded blues on the reverse. A well preserved piece with no abrasions to note. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. From the Nevada Collection.
Draped Bust  1806/5 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
VF20 ANACS OWH
2636631
O-108
Choice $795 New December 4! Well Preserved, Classic Eye Appeal, Natural Gray and Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ex. Burchs Creek Collection. A gorgeous 1807 O-108 Draped half dollar that warrants a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. Much of the surviving early silver Draped Bust coinage is found with surfaces that are problematic from circulation or worse, having been "improved" for enhanced collector value. This new Oregon Beaver offering has been superbly preserved with natural gray and gold patina. This piece screams originality with residual mint frost in the reverse protected area. I believe this piece will easily cross at current grade and has an odds on chance of CAC approval once in a PCGS holder. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1807 1807
Small Stars
AU58 PCGS
26147551
O-113
Original $11200 Crusty Original, Twin Lakes Collection. This is the first year for Capped Bust half dollar production, and the Overton-113, a distinct variety with small obverse stars, is listed in the Guide Book as a separate type. Indeed, the Guide Book prices this higher than any other 1807 Capped Bust variety with the exception of the famed "Bearded Goddess" (O-111b). This attractive example exhibits steely fields under the original skin, with varying shades of gray, plum, and evergreen. There are a few scattered marks above the reverse eagle, but the obverse surfaces are exceptionally smooth for the technical grade. This coin is a prize at the AU level, with prices advancing substantially for mint state pieces. The PCGS census lists only nine pieces numerically finer, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the highest graded examples at an optimal price point. This Twin Lakes beauty is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1807 1807
50/20
EF40 NGC
2037687017
O-112
Choice $975 Eric P. Newman Collection, Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Ex: "Col." E.H.R. Green. A higher grade example of the popular 1807 50/20 die variety with completely natural bluish-gray and golden-brown toning that covers both sides of the coin. Design elements retain most of their original details with only a few micro contact marks on the the reverse. Soft luster is evident beneath old paper envelope toning. Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green. Housed in the original NGC Eric P. Newman brown label holder as auctioned during 11/2013. The original Colonel Green paper envelope is included with purchase.
Capped Bust  1807 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $750 New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
AU50 ANACS
2417400
O-103
Choice $725 Near Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Multi-Color Frosty Luster, West Texas Collection. An early date Capped Bust half that offers substantial eye appeal. The gorgeous 1809 half has in hand gun metal gray-blue coloring as illustrated by the GFRC images. The fun starts during bright light inspection as the toning turns to semi-transparent center rose and peripheral blues and gold. I truly believe that if this piece was housed in a PCGS holder, CAC approval would be strong possibility due to originality and eye appeal. Struck from heavily eroded dies with metal flow lines behind stars, date and reverse legend. Housed in ANACS old white holder but needs to be crossed. GFRC has not made a cross attempt for this West Texas Collection offering.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
EF45
PCGS
35001095
O-103
Choice $775 O-103, Gorgeous Early Date Capped Bust Half, Rose-Gray Centers, Aquamarine-Blue Peripheries, Residual satiny Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A wonderful 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering for those who desire strict originality and attractive toning. This O-103 example is fully struck with deeply rounded stars and well impressed hair curls for the date; many 1809s will be found with weak obverse enter strikes. . Reverse strike is also 95% complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. Both obverse and reverse are toned with similar patterns. Centers have a rose-gray coloring that is surrounded by a ring of aquamarine-blue at the peripheries. There is ample reisdual satiny luster to make bright light viewing a thoroughly pleasing event. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. A gorgeous type coin possibility or for those collectors who wish to acquire superior examples of the early Capped Bust half dollar dates. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
EF45
PCGS
31462770
O-107
Choice $1035 New December 29! III Edge Lettering, O-107 Pairing, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, Choice Original, Port Matilda Collection. Consignor Buyout - Pricing Reduction. If a fan of gun metal gray-blues on your early silver type, you may want to pay attention to this well preserved 1809 O-107 III Edge offering. An absolutely choice example with deep reverse toning. 1809 saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
VF35 PCGS
80654224
O-105
Choice $350 Choice Original, Golden Rim Toning, Conservative Grading. Residual luster is immediately evident and nicely frames the light gray obverse and reverse centers. Peripheral gold and a very thin blue and to the eye appeal during bright light inspection. Residual natural mint frost is seen in the the protected device areas. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Overall, a very satisfying piece in terms of originality and eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
VF35 PCGS
14519218
O-106
Original $300 Better Early Overton Variety, Crusty Original Gray, Well Struck, Nevada Collection. Early Capped Bust half dollar production ramp in 1809 to nearly 1.5 million strikes with fifteen separate Overton die pairings identified. John Reich had designed the second obverse master die with a shorter portrait and more distinct hair curls. The goal was improved striking quality in screw presses. The results are demonstrate by this well struck O-106 example from the Nevada Collection. Obverse hair curls remain sharp at the assigned grade. Surfaces are covered with a uniform crusty gray patina. Embedded olive, rose and gold shades appear during bright light inspection. O-106 can be attributed by a recut U in UNITED. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
VF20
PCGS
33130797
O-107
Choice HOLD
$375
New December 4! III Edge, Deep Gray Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Choice Surfaces, Oregon Beaver Collection. The Oregon Beaver Collection is back with a popular 1809 Capped Bust half dollar edge lettering type offering. The III Edge is found on O-107, O-108, O-109 and O-110 die pairings including die states. This O-107 example features deep gray patina and circulated cameo eye appeal. Fields are essentially unabraded for the amount of time in circulation. Probably in the top 10% for eye appeal and preservation state at the assigned VF20 grade. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
F15 PCGS
29280925
O-108a
Choice $225 III Edge Lettering, Steely Fields, Choice Crusty Gray Specimen, Nevada Collection. 1809 also saw the usage of different edge letterings including plain edge, XXX edge and III edge for Capped Bust half dollars. Those with III edge lettering will find the additional marking between OR and HALF coupled with DOLLAR and FIFTY, This O-108a example is fully choice and covered with uniform crusty gray patina. Dies are eroded with a die crack through star 4. Bright light inspection shows undisturbed steely fields and some residual luster. Fairly priced and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $180 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. 85% CAC Buyback Offering. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1810 1810
EF40
PCGS
37536666
O-105
Choice $450 Well Preserved Early Date, Uniform Light Gray, Residual Luster, CAC Approval. Surfaces on this 1810 O-105 survivor are covered with light gray patina and are well preserved. Residual steely luster and golden highlights appear during bright light review. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by a long extended vertical shield line through the horizontals. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1810 1810
VF35 NGC
4331871009
O-110
Choice $325 New December 4! Steely Fields, Natural Gray Patina, Hints of Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. A well preserved 1810 O-110 strike with natural gray patina and steely fields. Bright light inspection is a pleasure due to residual luster on both sides. A few scattered micro divots are mentioned for complete accurarcy. The O-110 die pairing is easily attributed by star 13 with a scalloped point and the AM in AMERICA joined at their bases. Typical Oregon Beaver Collection quality as we continually move "up his consignment ladder". Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Capped Bust  1811 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1811 1811
Small 8
AU53 NGC
1616980022
O-106
Original $850 Small 8, O-106 Die Pairing, Original Frosty Luster, Silver-Gray Toning, LaSalle Collection. A near choice original 1811 Small 8 example struck from Overton 106 die pairing. O-106 specimens will typically show weak and incomplete milling, with stars drawn to edge. Reverse attribution includes a die crack from rim that joins two lower arrowheads and circles left across 50 C., olive leaves and through the legend up through (AM)ERICA. Die lines in the field between eagles neck and left wing are also present. This example, from the LaSalle Collection, has unabraded surfaces that are toned a silver-gray with some golden hues. Strike is typical. Housed in old NGC holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1812 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2500 Better Overton 105a Variety, Gem Original, Crusty Gray Paper Envelope Toning, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Late Die State. By now, GFRC customers and clients well recognize that I'm a fan of strict originalty and crusty gray toning. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half walked up to the GFRC Baltimore table, it was not a difficult decision to add to inventory. Yes, there are many Capped Bust halves on the market, at any one time, therefore the challenge is only selecting the absolute best possible preserved examples. This is more enjoyable than being a value dealer moving average coins at below price guide numbers. Now that the preamble is done, let's consider this gem 1812 half. Surfaces are coverd a uniform crusty gray patina that is typical of years spent in an old paper 2x2 envelope. Under the toning is plenty of satiny cartwheel luster that generates a golden brown glow under a light source. This silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. There are no blemishes on late die state surfaces. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust  1812 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2150 O-105, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Blue, Rose and Gold Toning, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Accurately Graded, Well Above Average Eye Appeal. GFRC is pleased to be offering this exceptional 1812 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar that will please the most selective collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearence is that of intermixed gray and aquamarine with the latter being more prevalent surrounding the date. Bright light viewing melts the darker colors and exposes yellow gold throughout the right stars and date punch. Reverse eye appeal is even more stunning than the obverse. A rose center is surrounded by sky blues along with a faint band of gold at the denticles. The sky blues appears as aquamarine on the GFRC images. This is another case of where in hand viewing at a coin show will be necessary for a sale else collectors trust this enthusiastic description. Grading is accurate as there is faint rub in the highest points. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1812/1 1812/1
Small 8
EF45 ANACS
2667020
O-102a
Choice $765 1812/1 Small 0 Overdate, Reflective Rose-Gold Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, West Texas Collection. A most pleasing example of the 1812/1 O-102a overdate with heavily eroded and clashed dies. Dies appear to have been polished during this die state resulting is reflective surfaces and luster. Milling is also badly eroded. Bright light viewing exposes reflective rose-gold luster with a hint of blues at the peripheries. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Part of the West Texas Collection divest that has been ongoing for the past four years.
Capped Bust  1812/1 1812/1
Small 8
EF45 NGC
1918018003
O-102
Original $725 New December 29! Popular Overdate, Frosty Surfaces, Residual Luster, Ebony-Blue Reverse Toning, Palos Verdes Collection. A popular 1812/1 overdate offering with O-102 Small 8 date punch. The left most flag of the prior 1 digit and vertical segment are visible at the left side of 2 digit. This Palos Verdes Collection offering has ample residual frosty luster at the assigned EF45 grade. Obverse toning is a faint gold with peripheral gray while the reverse has large areas of ebony-blue. The blues are easily seen during bright light inspection. The obverse exhibits heavy die clashing. Housed in NGC Gen 17 (2004-2008) holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
EF45 PCGS
33105071
O-107
Choice HOLD
$525
Overton 107, Choice Original Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Steely Gray with Blue Peripheries, Conservatively Grade, West Texas Collection. A wonderful 1813 O-107 strike with substantial frosty luster at the assigned grade level. Steely gray coloring is evident during in hand viewing. Adding a light source shifts the coloring to light rose with peripheral blues. Obverse strike is hammered while the reverse details are weak. Heavy die cracks are seen across the lower obverse. Conservatively graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. More desirable new offerings from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF25 PCGS
33105070
O-105a
Choice $265 Overton 105a, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Overton 105a die pairing can be easily attributed by a lump in the reverse horizontal shield line. This VF25 grade example offers crusty gray surfaces that are both attractive and unabraided. Regardless of the heavily eroded dies, strike is bold for the assigned grade. This was another of the West Texas capped bust halves that I thought would have a shot at CAC green bean. It is did not work out but I still see this one as being fully choice and worth the asking price. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another great new offerings from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF20 raw
O-110
Original $250 Early Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Bold O-110 Diagnostics, Pikes Peak Collection. Collectors building Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collections may wish to consider this attractive 1813 O-110 offering from the Pikes Peak Collection. Though still raw, surfaces appear to be original with attractive rose-gray patina on both sides. Struck from late die state dies with heavy metal flow lines on both sides. The obverse is heavily clashed.
Capped Bust  1814 1814
E/A
VF25 PCGS
81183535
O-108a
Market Acceptable $450 New November 29! E/A, Heavily Clashed, Polished Surfaces, Sooner Collection. On April 24th 1814, British troops captured Washington DC with the Capitol Building and White House set on fire. During this momentous year, the Philadelphia Mint continued to strike Capped Bust half dollars with a notable E over A variety. The E in STATES is obviously repunched over a prior A. This late die state and heavily clashed example has been polished as the reflective luster is unnatural at the grade level. PCGS choose to net grade this piece. Therefore, I'm going with a Market Acceptable quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
EF40 PCGS
27928477
O-106
Choice $345 New December 5! Uniform Gray, Steely Fields, Better Overton Variety, Oregon Beaver Collection. Another scarce 1818 die pairing (R3) that has been well preserved. Smooth steely fields are unabraded and pleasing during bright light inspection. Peripheral strike is complete with fully defined stars plus the reverse legend and scroll. Center devices show some weakness. A natural gray patina covers both sides. Overton 106 can be easily attributed by a solid triple segment over the R in AMERICA. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Previously sold into the Oregon Beaver Collection during October 2015.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF30 PCGS
14519223
O-112
Original $250 Deep Rose-Gray Patina, Strictly Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Yet another Nevada Collection Capped Bust half with thick crusty surfaces. This 1818 O-112 half is covered layers of rose-gray patina. Bright light review exposes embedded olive and gold hues. Strike is typical. The O-112 die pairing can be attributed by two points on the re verse. First is a rotated right A in STATES plus a die line from I to C in AMERICA. Collecting Capped Bust halves by die variety opens new doors to the numismatic experience. The 1818 half provides an excellent starting point at a reasonable price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust  1818/7 1818/7
AU50 PCGS
16832091
O-102
Choice HOLD
$850
New December 29! 1818/7 Overdate, Small 8, Brilliant Reflective Luster, Hammered Strike, Palos Verdes Collection. A most impressive 1818/7 O-102 Capped Bust half with bold devices throughout due to a hammered strike. Steely surfaces present sharp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Fields are nearly unabraded with only a single reverse line from the left facing wing to the scroll. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with "Federick Collection" pedigree on the label.
Capped Bust  1818/7 1818/7
Large 8
VF35 PCGS
30867428
O-101
Choice $385 New November 29! 1818/7, Large 8, Light Olive-Gray Patina, Circulated Cameo Obverse, Choice Surfaces, Sooner Collection. Another popular Capped Bust half dollar overdate that is highly collectible. The top points of the 7 digit are easily seen above the final 8 digit on this 1818/7 O-101. Olive-gray patina is prevalent across the obverse while the reverse is more lightly toned. Circulate cameo eye appeal on the obverse is quite pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with "Overton 101, Large 8" listed on label.
Capped Bust  1819 1819
EF40 PCGS
34391206
O-109
Choice $325 New November 29! Steely Fields, Well Struck, Peripheral Aquamarine-Blues, Sooner Collection. I liked this 1819 O-109 half immediately when viewing as part of the new Sooner Collection consignment. Peripheral aquamarine-blue nicely frames steely centers and ample residual luster. Strike is well executed, especially on the obverse. The solid eye appeal that was worthy of a CAC attempt. This piece did not CAC but still deserves a choice quality rating and as home in a selective collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1819/8 1819/8
Small 9
VF25 PCGS
18354373
O-101
Original $265 New November 29! Small 9, Original, Sooner Collection. A popular 1819/8 overdate example that has been wiped followed by retoning with rose and light blue coloring. The prior 8 digit punch is visible under the loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
AU50 PCGS
39526605
O-109
Choice $450 Choice Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Nevada Collection. A freshly graded 1822 O-109 that arrived as a raw consignment from the Nevada Collection. Surfaces are fully choice with no distraction worthy of mention. Light gray and subtle rose obverse patina works in harmony with the underlying frosty luster. The rose shades are much more dominant on the reverse along with a bit stronger cartwheel action. Strike is typical. The O-109 die pairing can be attributed by the lowest point of star 7 being buried inside the cap's edge. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF30 NGC
3808684016
O-112
Choice $210 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Near-Gem, Frosty Luster, Superb Eye Appeal at Grade, Pikes Peak Collection. A super 1822 O-112 example with undisturbed steely fields and substantial frosty luster. The flashy surfaces are 100% original and most pleasing. Light gold covers the surfaces with deeper shades at the peripheries. Worthy of a near-gem quality rating and will satisfy the most selective collector. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus O-112 attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF30 PCGS
2627211017
O-105
Choice $200 New November 29! Steely Fields, Pinkish-Rose Gray Patina, Choice Original, Sooner Collection. A well preserved 1822 O-105 Capped Bust half that performs nicely during bright light inspection. The rose-gray in-hand appearance shifts to pinkish-rose with light peripheral gold. The steely fields offers lots of residual luster consistent with a higher grade. Fields are smooth and unabraded. Overall, a choice half that is most pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Overton 105 is listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF20 PCGS
39856801
O-101
Original $250 New November 20! Popular Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Verdigris, Osprey Collection. A crusty original 1822 O-101 strike with the diagnostic lower right reverse shield line extending into the right facing wing. A strictly original example with moderate wear and residual verdigris that is more prevalent on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust  1823 1823
Broken 3
AU53 PCGS
38593630
O-101
Choice $2550 New December 28! Popular Broken 3 Variety, Brilliant Luster, Choice Surfaces, Palos Verdes Collection. An important offering of the well known and popular 1823 Broken 3 variety. The upper and lower loops of the 3 digit are poorly connected at the digits mid-point resulting in the "Broken" designation. This example exhibits brilliant luster and dancing cartwheels during bright light inspection. Mint frost remains throughout the peripheries and protected device area. Probably dipped at some point with hints of gray patina. From the Palos Verdes Collection and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1824 1824
EF40 NGC
3468969010
O-104
Original $265 Crusty Original Medium Gray. Surfaces are covered with thick medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. NGC grading is conservative with light wear seen on the tops of the left and right wings and above the eagle's eye. These can be seen as lighter coloring on the images. Otherwise the hair curls are sharply defined as are the feathers in both wings. When adding coins to GFRC inventory, my primary criteria are eye appeal and originality along with accurate grading. This piece met my standards and I believe it would meet yours also. Housed in new NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1824 1824
Over Various Dates
VG10 PCGS
26077976
O-103
Original $150 New November 29! O-103 (Over Various Dates), Original Natural Gray, Sooner Collection. The Overton 103 variety is easily attributed due to large subtype punches behind the 4 digit. Peterson indicates that the final 4 digit is recut over a 2 and 0 punch which makes sense adfter careful 10x loupe inspection. PCGS has choosen the special "Over Various Dates" as the O-103 designation. This example is accurately grade with natural medium gray patina and honest wear. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011 -2013) holder with "Over Various Dates" listed on label.
Capped Bust  1824/1 1824/1
VF30
PCGS
29105113
O-101
Original $250 1824/1, Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Choice, Nevada Collection. Fresh CAC approval! On the 1824/1 O-101 die pairing, the 4 digit is punched over a pre-existing 1. The flag of the earlier 1 digit is visible at the top left of the final 4 digit. This example, from the Nevada Collection features uniform rose-olive and gray patina on both sides. Fields retain steely characteristics when viewed under a light source. A few obverse ticks holds this one back from a Choice quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
MS64
PCGS
81864108
O-111
Choice $3275 New December 13! Triple Obverse Strike, Rich Frosty Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Reddish Copper-Gold and Aquamarine, Osprey Collection. GFRC is excited to be offering a superb near-gem 1825 Capped Bust half with brilliant frosty luster and old-time original coloring. A 10x loupe inspection confirmed the source of the luster; a thin continuous layer of mint frost across major devices and the fields. Under a light source, cartwheel action is vibrant. Coloring is primary reddish copper-gold with light aquamarine-gray centers. Reverse peripheral toning shift to beautiful orange-gold with activated. This piece is entirely unabraded. The O-111 die pairing is easily attributed via a boldly recut 50 C. Obverse features a cool triple strike on Liberty's face and neck. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
AU58
PCGS
03991693
O-114
Choice $795 Copper-Gold Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Super Eye Appeal. A very well balance 1825 O-114 Capped Bust half with the AU58 and CAC approval credentials. Frosty luster and copper-gold coloring a absolutely consistent on both sides. Under a bright light, the coloring shifts to light tan and aquamarine. Strike is very well impressed with rounded stars and complete reverse eagle devices including those pesky claws and arrow feathers. A thoroughly wholesome example that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation at the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
AU50 PCGS
16053864
O-108
Original $450 Scarce O-108 Die Variety in AU, Original Surfaces, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. The West Texas Collection presents yet another old time quality Capped Bust half dollar. The 1825 O-108 offering is a better die variety at the AU grade level and worthy of consideration. One immediately notes the natural silver-gold patina that is deeper at the peripheries. Residual mint frost is present around the stars, the reverse legend and within protected device relief. The ample mint frost results in frosty cartwheels under a light source. An accurately graded example with no blemishes worthy of mention; just old time quality for the selective collector. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert.
Capped Bust  1825 1825
VF30 PCGS
30516470
O-113
Original $160 New November 29! Olive-Gold and Gray Coloring, Eye Appeal, Sooner Collection. One of the Sooner duplicates is a colorful and pleasing 1825 Capped Bust half. Both sides are toned with intermixed olive, brownish-gold and gray shades. The reverse introduces center aquamarine. Devices are bold at the assigned grade. The is one toned over reverse field mark below the left scroll end. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) holder with "O-113" listed on label.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $795 85% CAC Buyout, Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning. A visually appealing 1826 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar and better die pairing to consider. I'm a junky for old tiime thick crusty toning on early silver type coins if the toning is well balanced and uniform. This new offering is a gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering steely luster with active cartwheels become immediately apparent under a light source. Gray-rose center luster transitions to mottled ebony at the peripheries. Obverse strike is complete with nicely rounded stars but the reverse lacks some definition at the denomination. Housed in PCGS Gen 3.1 old green holder and worthy of a GFRC gem quality rating as I love the overall eye appeal and pristine surfaces.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
AU55
PCGS
31912391
O-108
Choice HOLD
$475
New December 5! Near-Gem, Elegant Eye Appeal, JUST BUY IT NOW, Oregon Beaver Collection. "Elegant Eye Appeal" is the descriptor that came to mind when viewing this near-gem 1826 O-108 Capped Bust half. Frosty luster is consistent and radiates from both sides. Cartwheel action is pleasing during bright light inspection. Toning consists of light center rose-orange with peripheral aquamarine. GFRC photography has amplified the center rose coloring. A well preserved and impressive half that warrants a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
EF40 raw
O-116
Choice $175 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Attractive and Fair Value. An attractive 1826 O-116 example that offers uniform gun metal gray patina in the fields and main devices. Lighter shades are seen at the wear point. Well struck and fairly priced for Dansco or Whitman album set.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
EF40 PCGS
28068697
O-109
Original $275 New November 29! Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Residual Satiny Luster, Sooner Collection. A pleasing 1826 O-109 strike that offers residual satiny luster at the assigned grade. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with an in-hand rose-gray patina. Bright light inspection brings a shift to rose with peripheral aquamarine-blue. A pretty choice for an EF grade centric set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013 -2014) holder with "Overton 109" listed on label.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
VF30 PCGS
82484900
O-116a
Choice $185 Choice Original, Ebony Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A nice balance between originality and eye appeal on this lovely 1826 Capped bust half. Fields are toned a uniform ebony/gray while the main devices are toned a lighter gray resulting in a circulated cameo appearance. Reverse exhibits the 0-116a long die cracks through 50 C and STA(TES OF AMERICA). For collectors who enjoy strictly originality and blemish free surfaces.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Curl Base 2
AU55 PCGS
35696002
O-146
Choice $700 Curl Base 2, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Faint Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded. Brilliant frosty luster is most dominant on this above average 1827 O-146 Capped Bust half. A faint golden patina covers the obverse with darker shades at the periphery. Reverse in mostly untoned but with the small bold brilliant luster as with the obverse. Strike essentially complete with just a touch of weakness at the upper left facing wing. The Curl Base 2 date punch is limited to just the O-146 and O-147 die pairings; both with the single curl base 2 obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. An opportunity to acquire a sub variety for the 1827 date.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Square Base 2
AU50
PCGS
83610329
O-114
Gem $375 New December 5! Better Variety, Gem Original, Hammered Strike, Oregon Beaver Collection. Let's start the description for this 1827 O-114 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. A Gem quality rating is appropriate given the hammered strike whereby devices are boldly elevated above the fields. Fields are unabraded and vusually pleasing. Toning is a semi-transparent golden gray that effectively highlights the well defined devices during bright light review. The O-114 variety garners an R3 rarity rating and can be easily attributed by a defect in Y in LIBERTY on the obverse headband and the last A in AMERICA touching the top arrowhead. Again, a gem offering from the Oregon Beaver Collection that should be scooped up for type or an advanced Capped Bust half dollar date set.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Square Base 2
EF40
PCGS
11550363
O-106
Choice $200 New December 14! Choice Original, Pastel Rose, Blues and Gold Coloring, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, Upstate New York Collection. Light iridescent gray-rose obverse toning is surrounded by sky blue and gold at the stars. The reverse is mostly light gray with golden reflections at the rim. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. CAC rewards the strict originality and accurate grading.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
EF40 raw
O-146
Original $245 Original Gray Patina, Steely Fields, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. The 1827 Capped Bust half dollar date presents the largest number of Overton varieties. This West Texas offering has been attributed as O-146. Original surfaces are toned an even gray with gold highlights at the periphery. Fields still retain some steely luster during bright light inspection. A solid example for the Dansco album collector.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Square Base 2
VF30 PCGS
82462526

Original $175 Thick Crusty Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Murphys Collection. A well preserved 1827 Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Murphys Collection. Both sides are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina. Peripheral toning is a bit darker than the centers. The obverse has some surface verdigris that validate the strict originality. Fields are unabraded too. Overall, a quality example at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Square Base 2" attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
Sq Base 2, Sm 8's, Lg Lt.
AU55 PCGS
36266062
O-118
Choice $525 Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Silver Gray Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Wow! What a great strike on this 1828 Overton 118 half dollar as every star is perfectly rounded as are the individual hair curls. With a 10x loupe, mint frost is immediately evident inside the hair curl recesses. Steely cartwheel luster is prevalent on both sides during bright viewing. Overall coloring is a uniform silver gray with darler shades at the peripheries. Freshly graded at PCGS after being cracked out from ANACS old white holder. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Sq Base 2, Small 8's, Lg Lt on the label. Another old time quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection. Worthy of consideration.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
Curl Base 2, Knob
AU53 PCGS
11214116
O-106
Choice $2350 Rare O-106 Die Pairing, R4+ Rarity, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Toning, Newtown Collection. The 1828 Capped Bust date has 23 documented Overton die varieties. Three varieties are most challenging (O-105, O-106, and O-123). GFRC is pleased to be offering an O-106 example with R4+ rarity. Researching the Auction & Mail Prices Realized for Bust Half Dollars indicates that choice examples will be found with PL fields along with a substantial pricing premium. The Newtown specimen also offers lightly mirrored fields which I will sometimes describe as steely. Reflective luster is sharp from unabraded surfaces. While not complete, the strike is bold, especially on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Curl Base 2, Knob attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
No Knob, Curled 2
AU50 NGC
3808681001
O-102
Choice $395 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Superb Old Time Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Pikes Peak Collection. The 1828 O-102 piece in the Skidaway Island Collection is eye catching and wicked nice. Frosty luster immediately grabs your attention during initial bright light inspection, Peripheral mint frost surround fields that have a steely texture; gold peripheral toning also frames the untoned centers. Strike is well executed though not complete as few come for this date. The reverse legend is where the O-102 attribution points are located. The N in UNITED is recut along with the A in AMERICA being higher than the adjacent M. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "No Knob Curled 2" and O-102 attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Small Letters
AU50 NGC
3808755015
O-119
Original $320 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Pikes Peak Collection. The Skidaway Island Collection offerings continue with an 1839 Small Letters O-119 die pairing. This example brings frosty luster and a pleasing appearance for those who want their Capped Bust halves lightly toned. Center have a steely light gray coloring that shifts to faint gold at the rims. Ample mint frosty remains in the protected areas which are prevalent due to heavy metal flow lines. Attribution of the O-119 die pairing require higher grade examples where faint vertical shield line extensions can be seen below the shield's edge. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "Small Letters O-119" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
EF45 raw

Original $120 Original Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Obverse Field Divot, Value Priced, Southern Maine Collection. An ideal Capped Bust half dollar candidate for a value based type set. This accurately graded 1829 half is fully original with nice light gray patina on both sides. Strike is full. There is a divot in the left obverse field with origins unknown but not overly distracting. Value priced and from the Southern Maine Collection.
Capped Bust  1829/7 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust  1829/7 1829/7
EF40
PCGS
29546994
O-101
Choice $380 1829/7, Natural Gray Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. An exceptional 1829/7 offering that will please the most selective collector of mid circulated grade Capped Bust coinage. Natural gray surfaces reveal light shades at the wear points. Residual steely luster is readily apparent during bright light review. This well preserved 1829/7 overdate features clear definition of the square base 2 at the bottom of the final curl base 2. The upright of the prior 7 digit is also visible within the lower loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. A fully choice offering from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust  1829/7 1829/7
VF35 raw
O-102
Choice $215 Popular Overdate, Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. If searching for a top quality 1829/7 overdate half, this West Texas offering is for you! Unabraded surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that screams originality. GFRC images accurately capture the surface condition and coloring. Ideal for a Dansco album or submission to TPG for grading. The undertype 7 digit is clearly visible below the 9's lower loop.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
AU58 PCGS
83135003
O-103
Choice $715 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-103, Small 0, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Rims, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. An attractive 1830 Small 0 O-103 example with swirling cartwheel luster and heavy mint frost throughout the devices and fields. Faint gold coloring is seen at the obverse periphery and throughout the reverse. Strike is essentially complete with only the right obverse stars lacking full definition. All reverse devices are crisp and distinct. Overall, an above average example for the selective collector. Previously sold into the Twins Lakes Collection and now back for a second GFRC appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Large 0
AU58 PCGS
27336768
O-123
Original $800 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-123, Large 0, Frosty White Luster, Active Cartwheels, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Textured frosty surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this 1830 O-123 Capped Bust half dollar. Surfaces are a uniform white probably from a dip prior to certification. Strike is typical. Light rub is evident on the cheek. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. Another divested offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
AU55 PCGS
33105083
O-113
Choice $450 O-113, Near Gem Original Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this superb 1830 Small 0 capped Bust half dollar as part of the West Texas Collection divestment. Forget the GFRC images and please focus on the description for a purchase decision. A well preserved specimen with near gem original surfaces and eye appeal. Both sides are heavily frosted with vibrant cartwheel luster. Toning is mostly peripheral gold with faint aquamarine under a light source. There are no rose shades as seen in the images. Strike is nearly complete with well rounded stars and only the eagle's left facing wing lacking full definition. Struck from heavily eroded dies with metal flow lines into the milling. There are no abrasions whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering that will probably sell at a coin show due to the bright light eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
AU53 NGC
3808761010
O-115
Choice $355 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Frosty Devices, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. The Skidaway Island Collection appeared to have been collecting on two levels. First was building a complete set of Capped Bust Overton varieties. The second was a uniform appearance that can be discerned when handling the Pikes Peak consignment. Each piece typical has light center toning with a darker peripheral color ring. This 1830 O-115 brings typical Skidaway eye appeal. Steely fields surround frosty devices. Remaining mint frost surrounds the stars and reverse legend. Faint rose-silver centers are nice framed by aquamarine-gold. Surfaces are unabraded. Overall this piece warrants a choice quality rating. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "Small 0, O-115" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
EF45 raw
O-104
Choice $285 Choice Original, Eye Appeal, Uniform Gun Metal Gray/Blue, So Nice!. An absolutely original capped bust half dollar and also a better die pairing with R3 rarity rating. How can you go wrong when purchasing this piece? Surfaces are choice and covered with thick gun metal gray patina. The reverse strike is well executed with the left eagle wing offering crisp feathers. Yes, (PL)URIBUS is a tad weak but the eagle feathers in left wing are in the prime focal plane and much more important when viewing capped bust halves. There are no blemishes to discuss. Under 10x loupe inspection, one can see some faint ebony verdigris surrounding the main reverse devices, again further validation of the strict originality. Note the large leaning 5(0) as the O-104 diagnostic point.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
EF40 NGC
2733297010
O-117
Choice HOLD
$210
Wonderful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Hammered Strike, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Luster, Aquamarine, Rose and Gold Patina, Conservatively Graded. There were industry rumors that NGC had tighened up. This conservatively graded 1830 O-117 Capped Bust half is evidence of that fact. Let's start with surfaces; definitely choice with no blemishes to mention. Strike is hammered with sharp rims and high relief stars. The reverse is also very well struck. Then there is the residual luster under a light source. Mint frost remains around the stars, the date punched and throughout the reverse legend. Finally, the multi-color aquamarine, rose and gold patina is so pleasing under a bright light. Housed in new large font NGC holder with O-117 attribution on the label. The O-117 diagnostics are bold under a 10x loupe including the repunched (5)0C. Worthy every penny of the asking price IMHO.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
VG10 raw
Davignon 22-X
Choice New Price
$260
Contemporary Counterfeit, Rare Davignon 22-X, Choice Original Olive Gray, Medal Die Alignment, West Texas Collection. 1830 contemporary counterfeit bust half, Davignon 22-X.  Davignon indicates two known, but reference books become obsolete quickly.  Still, a no question challenging contemporary counterfeit die variety.   This choice original example grades VG without any defects, and unusually nice for a well worn contemporary counterfeit bust half.  Has medal alignment of the obverse and reverse dies, and still, nobody noticed while it circulated for all those years.  From the West Texas Collection. This counterfeit is difficult to price. If the asking price is not acceptable, then please make an offer.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU53 PCGS
33104343
O-104
Choice $450 Choice Original, Faint Creamy Olive Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely O-104 example with perfect surfaces and light creamy olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. This piece features a bold obverse strike with some reverse weakness. Die erosion is considerable and especially surrounding the stars. Reverse die is in an early die state and provides sharper devices. Overall, a attractive and strictly original bust half for the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU50 raw
O-104
Original $350 Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Attractive and Fairly Graded. The steely luster on this attractive 1831 O1-04 half is immediately noticed when first viewing. Obverse is toned a transparent gun metal gray with rose hues emerging under a light source. Reflective luster is quite active on the reverse with a limited amount of light gold toning. Strike is bold on obverse and typical on the reverse for O-104 strikes; weakness at the scroll. A lovely Capped Bust half for a date set or type set, it is all up to the buyer to consider.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF40 PCGS
31461597

Choice $160 Steely Gray Fields, Residual Reflective Luster, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. A high mintage Capped Bust half dollar date. Nearly six million pieces were struck with a host of die pairing varieties. This EF40 example is fully choice and brings lots of eye appeal. Steely fields are to be lightly mirrored and issue reflective luster under a light source with lovely center rose shades. Strike is typical. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. Perfect for a circulated date set or whatever your collection goals are.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
36266065
O-112
Choice $425 O-112, Choice Original, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Burch Creek Collection. A perfectly original O-112 example with choice surfaces and crusty olive-gray patina along with traces of vedigris in protected areas. Bright light viewing exposes some blue hues at the obverse periphery otherwise the surfaces remains mostly an olive texture. Surfaces are blemish free other than a fully toned over mark in the upper right reverse field that is inconsequential. Freshly graded at PCGS along with CAC approval after being cracked out from old white ANACS holder. Another quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection that seeks a appreciative home.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Large Letters
AU53
PCGS
31770205
O-101
Choice HOLD
$600
Large Letters Reverse Type, Choice Original Surfaces, Superb Reverse Toning, CAC Approval. The 1832 Large Letters reverse is unique to the Overton 101 die variety. The Large Letters reverse can be cherrypicked due to a die crack from the left facing wing down to the olive leaves. All O-101 examples have this attribution point. The obverse is particularly crusty with thick rose-gray patina. Reverse eye appeal is exceptional with a thinner layer of rose-gold and aquamarine patina. Bright light inspection exposes steely fields and corresponding reflective luster that amplify the coloring. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the correct die variety attribution with "Overton 101, Large Letters".
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Small Letters
AU53 NGC
3808753020
O-111
Original $295 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Small Letters, Frosty Luster, Near Choice, Pikes Peak Collection. A well balance 1832 O-111 Capped Bust half that would fit nicely into a Overton or date set. This offering is again consistent with the Skidaway "look". Frosty luster is the rule light peripheral gold at the obverse. Reverse toning is more uniform gold. Surfaces are free of abrasions. Bright light inspection results in a warm lustrous "glow" that is most pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "O-111" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Small Letters
EF45 PCGS
33105085

Original $175 Crusty Antique Gray Patina, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A strictly original 1832 Small Letters reverse Capped Bust half dollar offering from the West Texas Collection. Surfaces are covered with crusty antique gray patina on both sides. Strike is typical for the date. Residual steely luster is evident when viewed under a light source. Housed in 2015 PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Fairly priced for the overall quality.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
EF40 raw

Original $140 Original Gun Metal Gray, Blemish Free, Nice Type Coin.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
AU58 PCGS
27203641
O-112
Original $775 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-112, Frosty White Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Bold, vibrant and swirling cartwheel luster are the hallmarks of the gorgeous 1833 O-112 Capped Bust half dollar. Surfaces are untoned and essentially blemish free. Struck from eroded dies with heavy metal flow lines into the milling. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed a faint amount of rub on the cheek that justifies the assigned AU58 grade level. Housed in 2013 generation PCGS holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. The label contains the Overton 112 attribution. Yet another solid AU58 Capped Bust half dollar from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
EF45 PCGS
32910195
O-113
Choice $250 Choice Original, Even Medium Gray. A lovely capped bust half dollar that is a slightly better variety. The surfaces are toned over with natural even gray patina with lighter regions at the highest points subject to wear. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
VF35 NGC
3165992003
O-108
Original $175 Crusty Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Toning. Offered here is another choice Capped Bust half with strictly original surfaces. This 1833 O-108 half is covered with thick crusty gun metal gray patina and has no distracting blemishes whatsoever. Overall strike is adequate while the grading is accurate. Diagnosing 1833 half dollar varieties is fun due to the multiple variations in the flag shape in the (5)0 C. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. This is a choice piece that should please the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU50 PCGS
28813160
O-113
Choice $315 Doubled Outlined Clasp, Choice Original Surfaces, Classic Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example with that classic light dirty gray patina that is expected on natural silver surfaces. This piece was struck by specially hubbed obverse working die with doubled outlined clasp. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in 2013 generaton PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
3808764014
O-105
Original $295 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Original, Pikes Peak Collection. We close the traditional Capped Bust design and Skidaway Island Collection offerings with this lovely 1835 O-105 half. Eye appeal and toning is typical of the Skidaway "look". Frosty luster and peripheral gold dominate during bright light inspection. Swirling cartwheel are quite pleasing, especially on the reverse. Strike is typical. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "O-105" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU50 NGC
343947003
O-109
Original $345 Near Choice Original, Dusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Near choice original surfaces that are covered with dusty gray patina resulting in a mild circulated cameo appearance. Well struck with no blemishes requiring mention. The thicker non transparent obverse toning spots hold this one back from a full choice quality rating. An obvious candidate for CAC approval given the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder and an identical twin to the 1834 in NGC holder 343947-004.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF40
PCGS
36604615
O-105
Choice $225 New December 5! Crusty Gray, Choice Surfaces, 100% Original, CAC Approval, Oregon Beaver Collection. if naturally preserved early silver type coinage is your passion, I would suggest that this crusty 1835 O-105 Capped Bust be considered. A well preserved specimen with crusty gray patina that still allows residual steely luster to peek through under a bright light. Fields are completely unabraded. Yet another Oregon Beaver offering that is being assigned a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
MS63 PCGS
10416405
O-114
Choice $2000 O-114, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Conservative Grading. When searching for new GFRC inventory acquisitions, one must look through hundreds of coins to locate the premium pieces. Typically, I know exactly when a premium piece is found based on overall eye appeal. The coin's appearance is that of a piece in my own collection. This is the case with for this gorgeous 1836 Lettered Edge half dollar. The frosty rose-gold surfaces and vibrant cartwheel luster are exceptional. Obverse strike is complete with well rounded stars and bold central devices. Obverse fields are entirely blemish free while the reverse fields surrounding the eagle's head has a tiny amount of chatter that most likely accounts for the MS63 grade. In hand eye appeal is that of a higher grade. GFRC images are unable to portray the overall beauty and luster therefore in hand inspection at a coin show will be necessary for potential owners to fail in love with this later date Capped Bust half. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Overton 114 and Lettered Edge" listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
AU50 PCGS
33105089
O-123
Original New Price
$375
Challenging O-123 R4 Variety, Near Choice Original, West Texas Collection. Better O-123 die pairing with R4 rarity pating. An ideal piece for the Overton die variety specialist. Accurately graded with uniform wear. Steely gray patina is predominant along with peripheral gold that appears during bright light inspection. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. Another part of the West Texas Collection divestment project and seeking a new home.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Reeded Edge
MS62 NGC
4631986013
GR-13
Choice $1375 Reflective Luster, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Gray-Gold Surrounded by Peripheral Blues, Considerable Eye Appeal. A most attractive Mint State 1837 GR-13 Reeded Edge half that is newly consigned from the Osprey Collection. Dan White continues to improve his eye for natural toned silver coinage with choice surfaces. This piece offers sharp reflective luster from partially mirrored fields. Coloring is a natural center gray-rose surrounded by thin blue arc at the rims. Strike is completely executed with bold hair curls and all stars having connected centrils. Reverse strike is also completed with fully defined eagle feathers and claws. A choice example that offers above average eye appeal. Housed in new large font NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
Reeded Edge
MS62
PCGS
37083786
GR-13
Choice $1950 Reeded Edge Type, Pleasing Frosty Cartwheels, Near Gem Original Surface, Gray-Rose and Olive Patina, Old Time Eye Appeal. A near gem original 1838 GR-13 offering with pleasing frosty cartwheels and unabraded surfaces. Mint frost is evident throughout the obverse and reverse leading to a satisfying viewing experience due to uninterrupted luster. Fields are unabraded. Darker gray patina with embedded gold, rose and some olive shades cover the obverse while the reverse is a lustrous yellow gold and olive. A bold reverse die crack proceeds from HALF in a clockwise direction up through the olive leaves connecting all of UNITED STATES OF before terminating at the A in AMERICA. This same reverse is used again during the GR-14 die pairing. Care must be given to GR-13 vs. GR-14 attributions based on several subtle obverse difference. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. Being a fan of strictly original surfaces, this lovely 1838 Reeded Edge spoke to my at the 2019 Summer Baltimore and wished to be part of GFRC inventory. This offering will also fit well in your type set collection.
Capped Bust  1838 1838
Reeded Edge
AU53 PCGS
34118332
GR-9
Choice $550 Strictly Original and Choce, Natural Gun Metal Gray Patina, Bisecting Reverse Die Crack, Residual Luster.. How I wish that all early Capped Bust and Liberty Seated coinage could sport the flawless natural toning seen on this choice 1838 Reeded Edge half. If a fan of strict originality and natural gray coloring, this piece is for you! Surfaces are completely unabraded. This offering is the GR-9 die pairing with a late die state reverse. A heavily vertical die crack bisects the reverse from HAF(F D)OL up through the eagle's neck. A second die crack from STA(T)ES meets the vertical die crack at the beak and upper neck. A small cud has formed on top of the fourth group of vertical shield lines. Very cool! Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder and worthy of special consideration by Capped Bust and die variety collectors.
Capped Bust  1839O 1839-O
Reeded Edge
VG10
PCGS
20384089
GR-1
Choice HOLD
$945
Affordable New Orleans Capped Bust Half Dollar Design Type, Crusty Rose-Gray Patina, Very Late Die State. For collectors on a budget, this 1839-O Reeded Edge offering could be noteworthy. A popular design type since the first occurrence of the half dollar denomination struck at the New Orleans mint. Secondly, is the very late die state with the reverse die fully cracked. Add in well preserved surfaces, with only honest wear, and covered with rose-gray patina. With a 10x loupe, I could not find any marks or abrasions to complain about. Instead, the heavy reverse die cracks and growing internal cud between the right facing wing and AM(ERI)CA captured my full attention. Really cool! Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.