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 105 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 4, 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.
Flowing Hair  1795 1795
VG08
PCGS OGH
9551645
O-104
Gem $2100 Scarce Flowing Hair Type, Gem Original, Uniform Crusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Perfect Type Coin. 1795 Flowing Hair design strikes were accomplished with nineteen different obverses and twenty-two reverse dies. Mintage is 299,680, a large quantity for early American timeframe and a die variety treasure trove. This new offering is such a sweet piece at the assigned VG08 grade level. Surfaces are covered with light crusty gray patina and entirely blemish free. Strike is uniform on both sides with the reverse being particularly well struck and residual devices being quite pleasing. A perfect Flowing Hair half dollar type coin with considerable eye appeal. Newly consigned from a New York state collector. Last sold at GFRC and back at the same asking price.
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1803 1803
Small 3
EF40 PCGS
34199594
O-104
Choice $2875 Small 3, Choice Original, Medium Olive Gray Patina, Accurately Graded and Attractive. During a recent Central Florida buying trip, I ran across this lovely 1803 Small 3 Draped Bust half and immediately knew it would become part of GFRC inventory. This piece is quite attractive and perfectly natural; so natural that residual verdigris lies on Liberty's face and on reverse scroll and horizontal shield lines. Strike is uniform without any weak points; all major devices are crisply defined. Grey-olive toning covered the surfaces and is darker on the reverse. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed absolutely no blemishes; just pristine surfaces with some circulation induced wear. Overall, a very well balanced better date Draped Bust half that I really enjoy having in inventory. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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
Pointed 6, Stem
VF35 PCGS
27892687
O-114
Choice $1200 Prime O-114 Die State, No Reverse Die Cracks, Choice Original Surfaces, Uniform Crusty Gray. A fully choice 1806 O-114 prime die state specimen for consideration. Reverse strike is free of die cracks that quickly appear throughout the more available O-114a die state. A uniform gun metal gray patina cover both sides. The obverse stars are surrounded by aquamarine-gold coloring that is embedded but becomes most apparent during bright light viewing. Reverse is toned a consistent deep gray. This piece is entirely blemish free considering the time spent in circulation. A no question original piece that will please selective early busty half dollar collectors. Fairly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 holder with Pointed 6, Stem variety attribution on the label.
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  1806/5 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
AU50 NGC
3734363001
O-102
Original $2750 New June 25! Last Year Draped Bust Type, Satiny Luster, Durham Eagle Collection. Tan and olive shades blanket the obverse while the reverse is bright silver with scattered grey hues in the legend. Ample luster is frosty. O-102, with a light obverse die crack running through stars 6 and 7 toward top of Liberty. On the reverse, the base of the second A touches the third feather. Liberty's drape line is noticeably clashed on the reverse below OF. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
VF25 PCGS OGH
4337635
O-106
Choice $795 December 2019 Price Reduction! Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Blue Patina, Well Struck, Conservative Grading, Union Bridge Collection. Strike variability was a substantial issue for the early Philadelphia mint on large denomination coinage. Obverse relief was a problem area and even today, grading Draped Bust halves can be challenging. I mention these thoughts to frame the description of this lovely 1807 half dollar from the Union Bridge Collection. Let's start with the surfaces; strictly original and choice with no blemishes to discuss. Early PCGS grading is quite conservative as this half must be graded by the reverse and not the obverse due to shallow relief. Please check the eagle's wing tips and boldly defined shield lines on the reverse to validate that VF25 is more than fair as the assigned grade. Housed in PCGS old green holder. The old green holder label uses the early PCGS designation of DRAPE BUST and not Draped Bust as is currently seen on new holders.
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 $1225 New July 2! 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  1807 1807
Large Stars
F12
PCGS
38927592
O-112
Choice HOLD
$635
New July 3! First Year Design Issue, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces. If in the market for early silver type with circulated cameo eye appeal, this 1807 O-112 Capped Bust half warrants consideration. GFRC images accurately capture the bold contrast between unabraded gray fields and the lighter devices. How this worn specimen could stay in circulation without acquiring any notable marks is a mystery. A well preserved example that is housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. The PCGS label captures the Large Stars attribution.
Capped Bust  1808 1808
EF40 PCGS
84216224
O-106
Choice $495 Pleasing Early Date, Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Linden Collection. The Linden Collection is back with a four piece consignment for consideration. This seasoned collector has an eye for natural gray patina on his silver coins regardless of design and denomination. This 1808 O-106 early capped Bust half is wicked nice! A gray-olive skin covers both sides. Bright light inspection brings about golden hues and residual luster. Obverse strike is full for the issue while the reverse has typical weakness on the left facing wing. Surfaces are unabraded. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. No CAC attempt by GFRC or collector since 2017 purchase.
Capped Bust  1808 1808
F15 PCGS
15043676
O-103
Choice HOLD
$195
New July 2! Attractively Priced Early Date, Golden-Gray Fields, Choice Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. A wholesome 1808 0-103 Capped Bust half dollar with moderate circulated cameo eye appeal. Fields are colored a golden-gray on both sides. Surfaces are attractive with only an ancient mark between stars 4-5 requiring mention. If working on a mid-circulated grade type set, I would recommend serious consideration of this offering. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Capped Bust  1808/7 1808/7
VF30 PCGS
28138065
O-101
Choice $435 New July 2! Popular 1808/7 Overdate, Residual Luster, Choice Rose-Gray Surfaces, Nevada Collection. A popular 1808/7 die variety for those who's focus is collecting overdates. This new offering features ample residual luster regardless of the assigned grade. Surfaces are essentially unabraded other than a few random above the eagle's left facing wing. Coloring is mostly light rose-gray with the rose shades being more prevalent at the centers. An offering that brings considerable classic eye appeal along with strictly original surfaces. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust  1808/7 1808/7
VF20 raw
O-101
Original $285 1808/7 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Popular Early Die Variety, West Texas Collection. 1808/7 Overton 101 is the only overdate die variety of 1808. The overdate is clearly visible, with the serif of the 7 visible on the left side of the top of the final 8. It appears that during 1808, mint employees took an old, unused die from 1807, punched an 8 over the 7, and began striking coins. This surviving example has honest wear. Surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina. Darker peripheral toning is evident on the reverse. A nice example for a Dansco or Whitman album collection. From the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
AU50 ANACS OWH
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
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 $350 New July 2! 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
F15 PCGS
29280925
O-108a
Choice $250 New July 2! 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  1810 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1100 Choice Original Early Strike, Golden Gray Patina, Residual Frosty Luster, Union Bridge Collection. The 1810 Capped Bust half dollar date contains no rare die pairings or overdates. However, this early date is pursued by collectors, especially those with choice original surfaces and/or full strikes. The Union Bridge Collection is back with a new consignment that consists of three CAC approved early types coins. This 1810 O-102 half offers old time golden-gray surfaces along with residual frosty luster. Originality is unquestionable and worthy of its CAC green bean. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder and an ideal candidate for higher circulated grade Capped Bust date set. Try building the date set with only CAC approved coins for a higher degree of difficulty.
Capped Bust  1810 1810
EF40
PCGS
37536666
O-105
Choice $450 New July 3! 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
PCGS
33105066
O-101
Choice $385 Overton 101, Choice Original Surfaces, Lovely Olive-Gray Patina, Residual Luster, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Letís start the description for this most attractive 1810 O-101 offering with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Why? How about choice original surfaces that are essentially blemish free. Toning is a pretty olive-gray during photography and in hand viewing. Under a light source, residual orange gold luster is most evident and pleasing. Fields have a steely texture which I thoroughly enjoy on early Capped Bust halves. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. A wonderful new offering from the West Texas Collection that should receive special consideration.
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  1811/10 1811/10
VF30
PCGS
29667953
O-101
Choice $535 New July 2! 1811/10 Overdate, Classic CAC Approved Eye Appeal, Nevada Collection. The 1811/10 overdate is also an earlier Punctuated Date. A large dot is visible between the base of the 8 and 1 digits. This Nevada Collection is super sweet with classic CAC approved original light gray surfaces and eye appeal. Steely fields perform well during bright light review with only a few scattered micro lines that are ancient. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC population is limited to eight at the VF30 grade level.
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 1812
EF45 raw
O-109a
Market Acceptable HOLD
$285
Early Capped Bust Type, Olive-Gold Coloring, Steely Fields, Heavily Clashed, Old Wipe, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1812 O-109a Capped Bust half strike in late die state. Severe reverse die lumps are present below the left facing wing. A fully struck example with bold devices. Surfaces have been wiped resulting in dull gray fields. This piece has or was professional retoned with its current olive-gold coloring. Bright light viewing exposes additional rose hues. An ideal selection for a Dansco album where technical grade is not critical. Fairly priced for the surface conditions and a nice value given the overall appearance. I'm going with a Market Acceptable quality rating.
Capped Bust  1812 1812
VF30 PCGS
29217853
O-103
Choice $280 New July 2! Choice Original Surfaces, Antique Gray Patina, Late Die State, Nevada Collection. 1812 brought another war between the United States and the British. Back at the Philadelphia Mint, the third obverse design hub was implemented. The main device, starting with O-103, is more compact and bold. This O-103 offering features antique gray patina over steely fields that still retain some mint luster. Surfaces are choice and pleasing. The O-103 attribution points include vertical raised lines on the reverse between the ealge's neck and left wing. Unfortunately, PCGS did not correct attribute this piece as the holder label has an 1812/1 Small 8 designation. A quick inspection of the date shows the 8 digit to be large and not small as a starting point. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with incorrect 1812/1 Small 8 designation on the label.
Capped Bust  1812/1 1812/1
Small 8
EF45 ANACS OWH
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  1813 1813
EF45 PCGS
33105071
O-107
Choice $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  1814 1814
AU55 PCGS
33137136
O-107
Original $900 New June 25! Capped Bust Type, Near-Choice Original, Durham Eagle Collection. Light skin reveals frosty luster, with varying shades of silver and grey on both sides. The lower left quadrant of the exhibits a navy blue band, with hints of plum to the right. Surfaces are original and near-choice. The strike is typical, with some softness in the left wing and right claws. A spike on the northwest corner of star 13 serves as the pickup point to identify the 0-107 variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-date) holder.
Capped Bust  1814/3 1814/3
EF45 NGC
3727144014
O-101a
Original HOLD
$985
New June 25! Popular 1814/3 Overdate, Near-Choice, Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Durham Eagle Collection. An appealing two-tone Bust half, this piece exhibits even gray fields with lighter shades at the high points of the central figures. The 4/3 overdate is visible to the naked eye, and a popular variety as such. The die cracks at the base of the date and stars further identify the O-101a die state. The strike is strong, with boldly defined stars, date, and legend. A near-choice offering. Housed in a newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1815/2 1815/2
VF25 PCGS
31452519
O-101
Choice $4950 Near-Gem Series Key Date, Marvelous Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Ebony-Gray Fields, Newtown Collection. The year 1814 brought the invasion of the United States by British forces. Coins were hoarded during that period with little silver bullion for the Philadelphia mint. By the end of 1815, life was returning to normal with 47,150 halves being struck. The low mintage results in series key date status. The Newtown Collection has released a choice original specimen that would be the pride and joy of Capped Bust half dollar collectors. This near-gem is heading to CAC, once offices are reopened, if not sold in the near term. The obverse offers perfect circulated cameo eye appeal with a more uniformly toned reverse. Surfaces are essentially unabraded with only a single mark by star 1 that warrants mention due to the coin's value. We chosen to price this piece consistent with the CDN CAC guide due to overall quality and eye appeal. Let's remember, this is the series key date and always the first inspection point during set viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1817 1817
Punctuated Date
VF35 raw
O-103
Market Acceptable HOLD
$285
Punctuated Date, Olive-Gold Coloring, Nicely Struck, Old Wipe, Retoned, West Texas Collection. The 1817 O-103 die pairing is separately listed by PCGS as the Punctuated Date. During early die states, a dot shaped lump can be seen between the 1 and 7 digits in the date. As the die wears, this lump gradually disappears. Those examples with bold die lumps are most desirable. Enter the West Texas Collection with a value example that would fit perfectly in a Dansco or Whitman album collection. A nicely struck example with the lump between 1 and 7 digits easily seen with 10x loupe. Surfaces are covered with a fairly uniform olive-gold patina. Under the patina are signs of an old wipe and a fair subtle hairlines. This piece has recovered naturally or with a little professional help. Value priced for a quick sale.
Capped Bust  1817 1817
VF30 PCGS
26449253
O-111
Choice $250 New July 4! Deep Olive-Blue Patina, Residual Steely Luster, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. The Nevada Capped Bust halves were carefully assembled with attention to strict originality and crusty toning. This choice original 1817 O-111 offering is yet another example of that collecting selectivity. Steely surfaces retain luster regardless of the thick olive-blue patina. Fields are unabraded. The 0-111 die pairing is straightforward to attribute due to a huge obverse die scratch to the right of the upper hair curls and "bees buzzing the eagle" (die divots) on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder. Fairly priced for the choice preservation state.
Capped Bust  1817 1817
Punctuated Date
VG10 PCGS
20799185
O-103
Choice $225 New July 4! Puntuated Date, Olive-Gray Steely Surfaces, Solidly Original, Nevada Collection. The 1817 Punctuated date is popular with early type collectors due to an easy to recognize "dot" to the right of the 1 digit. This lovely example, though well worn, is solidly original and choice. Olive-gray patina is witness during in-hand viewing. Bright light review exposes embedded rose with a peripheral aquamarine toning. This offering has to be one of the finest VG10 examples seen. Offered at a reasonable price for the quality. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading, "Overton 103, Punctuated Date".
Capped Bust  1818 1818
AU50
PCGS
83064429
O-109
Choice $875 Choice Original, Delicate Gun Metal Gray Patina, Residual Golden Luster at Rims, Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. A superb 1818 O-109 Capped Bust half dolllar offering at the assigned AU50 grade level. Entirely choice and natural surfaces will please the most selective collector of the series. A light gun metal gray patina covers both obverse and reverse as base toning. Regions surrounding stars and reverse legend offers considerable mint frost and residual golden luster. Strike is uniform with the clasp being boldly defined. Conservative graded at the AU50 level and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. CAC approval is absolutely warranted given the eye appeal and strict originality. Newly consigned from a New York state collector and previously purchased from GFRC. Please check the Sales Archive for prior pricing.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF30 PCGS
14519223
O-112
Original $275 New July 4! 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  1820 1820
Sq. 2, Lg Dtae, No Knob
VF30 PCGS
30466627
O-108a
Choice $345 Steely Fields, Rose-Gray Patina, Bold Peripheral Devices, Newtown Collection. A fully choice 1820 O-108 die variety with doubling of the reverse olive leaves. Steely fields are free of essentially all abrasions. A gray-rose skin covers the fields and protected device areas. Toning shifts to center rose and peripheral sky blue under a light source. Interestingly, the peripheral devices are boldly struck while center devices are a tad weak. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with Sq. 2, Lg Date, No Knob attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1820/19 1820/19
Curl Base 2
VF20 PCGS
29576429
O-102
Choice $365 New July 4! 1820/19, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Near-Gem at Grade, Nevada Collection. There are several standout offerings in the Nevada Capped Bust collection. This 1820/19 O-102 is near the top of the list. Steely gun metal gray fields produce superior circulated cameo contrast on the obverse. Fields are entirely unabraded and a pleasure to inspection. The "19" digit under punch is clearly visible through the final date punch. None of the Nevada Collection halves have been submitted to CAC. My gut is an instant approval for this near-gem specimen. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with label reading, "Curl Base 2". Don't let the asking price deter a purchase. Superior coins will be enjoyed for years after the purchase price is long forgotten.
Capped Bust  1820/19 1820/19
Curl Base 2
F15 PCGS
29724988
O-102
Gem $325 New July 4! 1820/19 Overdate, Superb Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Nevada Collection. Unquestionalby, the two 1820/19 O-102 specimens are the highlight of the Nevada Collection. This F15 example is a gem at the assigned grade. Peripheral mint luster surrounds natural gray centers. Bright light review reveals additiona aquamarine hues. Surfaces are pristine and well preserved. Again, this piece has not seen a CAC submission but should be an instant Green Bean if done so. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with label reading, "Curl Base 2". Yes, the asking price is strong and consistent with the exceptional eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1822/1 1822/1
AU50 PCGS
31378805
O-101
Choice $1000 1822/1 Overton 101. Crusty Golden-Gray Surfaces, Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Newtown Collection. Crusty golden-brown and olive toning covers this lustrous and frosty 1822/1 Capped Bust half dollar. An impressively choice example that is essentially free from contact mark. A nearly complete struck brings additional balance to eye appeal. A readily collectible overdate from the Newtown Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder. There has been no CAC attempt.
Capped Bust  1822/1 1822/1
EF40
PCGS
29552404
O-101
Choice $545 New July 4! 1822/1, Choice Gun Metal Gray Surfaces, Residual Steely Luster, Nevada Collection. A superb 1822/1 O-101 offering that will please the most selective collector. Gun metal gray patina covers both sides with darker streaks on the reverse. Bold steely luster is readily apparent upon bright light review. Strike is typical with undisturbed fields. One could spend an extended period of time studying this lovely CAC approved example. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and from the Nevada Collection.
Capped Bust  1824 1824
AU50 ANACS OWH
789887
O-105
Choice $475 Choice Original, Brown-Gold Patina, Residual Cartwheel Luster, Accurately Graded, Whiskey Run Collection. A special 1824 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar with significant golden highlights and residual cartwheel luster. Surfaces are strictly original and choice. Intermixed brown, rose and golden coloring is exposed when viewed under bright light along ample luster. This lovely half is entirely blemish free. Housed in ANACS old white holder. A fine numismatic property from the Whiskey Run Collection.
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
EF40 PCGS
15418417
O-113
Choice HOLD
$225
New July 4! Crusty Gray-Rose Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Nevada Collection. The Nevada Collection consignment display continues with a crusty original 1824 O-113 example. Again, unabraded surfaces are covered with natural rose-gray patina on both sides. Strike is complete for the date. The O-113 die pairing can be attributed based on the "eagle drops the worm" die defect between the neck and left facing wing. A choice example that exposes rose and gold shades during bright light review. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1824/1 1824/1
VF30 PCGS
29105113
O-101
Original $250 New July 4! 1824/1, Rose-Gray Patina, Near-Choice, Nevada Collection. 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  1824/22/ 1824/22/
VF20 PCGS
26621948
O-103
Original $225 New July 4! 1824/22/20 Overdates, Natural Gray Patina, Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. During 1824, William Kneass become the Chief Mint Engraver via the appointment of Dr. Samuel Moore. Overdates are found on most denominations for 1824 dated coins. The O-103 overdates has the final 24 punch over several other punches that are thought to be 1822 and 1820. The field surrounding the 4 digit is heavily deformed by the prior digits. This strictly original example offers natural gray patina along with peripheral orange-gold when viewed under a light source. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with label reading, "Over Various Dates".
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
EF45
PCGS
33105078
O-105
Choice $375 Attractive Steely Gray Coloring, Choice Original Surfaces, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. An attractive 1825 O-105 Capped Bust half dollar offering with steely gray patina on both sides plus darker shades at the periphery. A no question choice original example with naturally toned surfaces. Strike, though not fully complete, is still bold and eye catching. Bright light examination reveals ample residual luster for the grade. There are no abrasions worthy of mention. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another quality consignment from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
AU55 PCGS
35681477
O-111a
Gem $600 O-111a, Near Gem Original, Teal Rose Transparent Patina, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Conservatively Graded, Fall 2018 Baltimore Show New Purchase. An exceptional 1826 O-111a Capped Bust half dollar piece with vibrant cartwheel luster that might just brings a few wows! GFRC images are inadequate with respect to the gorgeous frosty luster. Strike is well executed and surfaces are blemish free. In hand inspection is required to appreciate this beauitful numismatic artifact. Bold die cracks encircle the entire obverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder and heading to CAC if not sold at the NH Coin Expo.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
EF40 PCGS
82484899
O-102
Gem $275 Choice Original, Ebony/Brown Patina, Eye Appeal. Wow, some conservative grading on this lovely 1826 Capped Bust half. This gem original capped bust half dollar sport a thick uniform gun metal gray patina. Surfaces are entirely blemish free with minimum wear. The O-102 die pairing is common, therefore this offering is recommended for those wishing to build a top quality type set with a strict originality theme. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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
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
AU53 raw
O-120a
Original New Price
$345
Old Album Toning, Exceptional Eye Appeal, Value Priced. A better Overton variety 1827 Capped Bust half with square based 2 digit. Eye appeal is substantial on this attractive example. Centers are toned a light gray with rose hues while the rims quickly transition to aquamarine and blues surrounding the stars and reverse legend. The obverse has some faint hairlines suggesting that this piece was stored in an old album for years after a light dipped or wipe. There are many capped bust halves with secondary toning that do certify and this piece has a shot. For the collector who still appreciates raw early type coins at are attractive.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Sq. Base 2
EF45 PCGS
32880858
O-106
Choice $275 Late Die State, Clashed Dies, Residual Gray-Gold Luster, Choice Original, Accurately Graded. Struck from late die state dies with heavy die clash marks behind Liberty's ear and surrounding the eagle's head. A super original piece with ample residual luster. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and covered with gray patina over laid on light gold during in hand viewing. Adding a light source shift the transparent toning to uniform light gold; especially in the reverse. Strike in uniform with the main devices being slightly soft due to eroded dies. Overall, an attractive example that is fresh to market and recently graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC approval attempt. Please note the reverse line from lower shield moving right is on the PCGS holder and not the Capped Bust half.
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 New June 20! 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
Curl Base 2, Knob
VF35 raw
O-107
Choice $250 Curl Base 2, Knob. Crusty Gen Metal Gray Patina, Choice Original, Fully Unabraded, West Texas Collection. PCGS has gone to great lengths to separate out Capped Bust halves into separate date, legend, and denomination punch designs. This 1828 half is listed as having a curl base 2 digit with knob. This date punch style is only seen on Overton 106 and 107 die pairings and therefore scarcer that other punch design types. The West Texas Collection is releasing a choice original VF35 example with crusty gun metal gray toned surfaces. An attractive example with no issues and entirely unabraded surfaces. Perfect for a bookshelf album collection.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
AU58 NGC
67996107
O-112
Choice $925 Bold Flashy Cartwheel Luster, Choice Surfaces, Untoned, Accurately Graded. The combination of fully struck devices and bold cartwheel luster provide substantial eye appeal. Surfaces are essentially untoned with a hint of gold and are entirely blemishe free. Adding a light source, while viewing this choice piece, leads to an eye pleasing experience. The lightly mirrored fields fully radiate the incoming light with gusto! Housed in early NGC holder and ready for inclusion in an advanced collector. In hand viewing is recommended as GFRC images are unable to do this 1829 O-112 Capped Bust half justice.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
EF45 PCGS
82484903
O-111
Choice $295 Choice Original, Frosty Luster, Well Struck, So Undergraded . A choice Capped Bust half with light gray toning that is transparent to the underlying frosty luster. The attractive half was original listed raw as at AU50 grade which I thought was conservative given the delicate device details. A recent PCGS submitted results in an assigned EF45 grade? There is considerable mint frost surrounding the stars and overall frosty luster that EF45 seems to be much too conservative. So now GFRC customers can purchase a PCGS undergraded example that is fairly priced. Housed in new 2015 style PCGS holder and worth a second look.
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 $425 New July 4! 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
36266063
O-104
Choice New Price
$580
Special Value Opportunity - Price Reduction 9-02-2019. Near Gem Original, Bright Light Eye Candy, Reflective Cartwheel Luster, Aquamarine Rose Patina, Susquehana Collection. Superior bright light eye appeal is the highlight of this special 1830 O-104 Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Susquehanna Collection. Off the market for decades and now freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Sourced from Bowers & Ruddy by the Susquehana Collection and presently time to sell. One can immediately appreciate the mirrored fields and radiant cartwheel luster that is bold and reflective. The aquamarine-rose patina is transparent to the underlying luster and shifts to gold at the peripheries. Strike is typical and dies are heavily clashed. The assigned AU58 grade level is accurate as there is faint rub on the cheek and gown line. The AU58 grade level is ideal for collectors to purchase substantial eye appeal at a competitive price.
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
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 $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
31689942
O-105
Choice $485 Choice Original, Beautiful Bright Light Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. Even olive gray in hand appearance gives way to gorgeous blue and rose during bright light viewing. This is a perfect original Capped Bust half dollar with choice surfaces. Also a better Overton variety within the omnipresent 1831 mintage. Ideal as a type coin and housed in 2014 generation PCGS holder. CAC approval is obviously warranted.
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
EF45 PCGS
12047104
O-111
Choice $250 New July 4! Choice Original, Gorgeous Reverse Coloring, Strong Remaining Luster, Nevada Collection. 1831 Capped Bust half dollar production approached the six million mark. Therefore, this date is plentiful in all grades. I'm impressed with this O-111 strike from the Nevada Collection as choice for the grade. Remaining luster is bold and pleasing as are the unabraded surfaces. Obverse coloring is a golden-gray with darker shades at the periphery. Those darker shades will shift to light sky blues under a light source. Deep peripheral blues highlight the reverse. An above average quality offering that will please the selective collector. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Small Letters
AU55
PCGS
36266064
O-110
Choice $495 O-110, Small Letters, Choice Original, Crusty Gray-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Just back from fresh PCGS grading and CAC approval after being cracked out of old white ANACS holder. GFRC has done all the heavy lifting for the new owner! Surfaces are 100% naturally toned and choice without blemishes. Crusty gray, brown and gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is mostly copper gold at the periphery. Adding a light source shifts the obverse coloring to blues and browns over frosty fields while dirty golden gray dominates the reverse. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Old time quality from the Burchs Creek collection as off the market since early 1990s.
Capped Bust  1832 1832
Small Letters
AU55 PCGS
38420285

Choice $825 Small Letters, Near Gem at Grade, Hammered Strike, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Attractive Peripheral Burnt Gold. An ideal Capped Bust half dollar type coin with substantial eye appeal. Swirling cartwheels are most enticing during initial bright light inspection. The hammered strike is highlighted by brilliant frosty luster and peripheral burnt gold toning. Faint granular mint frost is present through the main devices and into the fields. Handpicked for its gorgeous eye appeal and worthy of a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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
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
27203640
O-103
Choice $725 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-103, Frosty White Cartwheel Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Heavily Eroded Dies, Light Rub, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Frosty white luster is dominant on this choice original 1833 Capped Bust half dollar. Under a light source, the cartwheel are vibrant and swirl to the pleasure of the viewer. Surfaces are completely untoned and expose the mint frost throughout device recesses and the fields. This piece was struck with aged dies that transferred heavy metal flow lines at the peripheries. Strike is typical for a later date Capped Bust half with a few stars not fully defined and a portion of the reverse scroll lacking definition. Under a 10x loupe, there is faint rub on the cheek. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. From the Twins Lakes Collection.
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 $850 New July 4! 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
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
EF45 PCGS
29544048
O-105
Choice $275 New July 4! Frosty Luster, Golden Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, Nevada Collection. 1835 brought an attempted assassination of President Andrew Jackson along with the cracking of the Liberty Bell when tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall on July 8. Over five million 1835 date Capped Bust halves were struck. The date is available in all circulated grades. Collectors should be patient and select a choice example for the grade. The Nevada Collection specimen is a worthy candidate for consideration. Residual frosty luster is plentiful from golden-gray toned surfaces. At first glance, one would think this piece belongs in an AU5o holder. The O-105 die pairing can be attributed by repunching on star 4. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
VF35 raw
O-101
Choice $175 Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray, Attractive. A perfectly original example with uniform gun metal gray in the fields. Eye appeal is quite high due to the nice contrast between the lightly colored main devices and the darker fields. There are no blemishes to discuss. This is a capped bust half for those who collect and appreciate strict originality.
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
AU58 PCGS
32246118
O-117
Choice $900 Near-Gem Original, Satiny Luster, Champagne-Gold Coloring, Pristine Surfaces, Linden Collection. I've been thoroughly impressed by the Linden Collection consignor offerings. This individual is an astute and careful buyer. A victory is declared when I can sell him a coin from GFRC inventory due to be so selective. Conversely, his duplicate offerings are a pleasure to handle due to the very high quality. Case in point is this near-gem 1836 Lettered Edge O-117 Capped Bust half. A last year of design issue and struck from well worn dies. Heavily metal flow lines generate moderately brilliant satiny luster during bright light inspection. Overall coloring is a consistent champagne-gold. Surfaces are entirely unabraded and pleasing. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder without CAC submission. Previously housed in NGC MS61 with the following information; Skidaway Island Collection, O-117, #3808763-010. Ex. John Fitzgibbons, BHNC #174.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
AU50 PCGS
36266071
O-102
Choice $345 Lettered Edge, O-102, Better Die Variety, Choice Original, Substantial Eye Appeal, Golden-Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Another 1836 Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek collection with substantial eye appeal. O-102 is a better die variety with R3 rarity. In hand gray-brown patina is semi transparent to the underlying satiny luster that has substantial cartwheel characteristics under bright light. A perfectly original example that is accurately graded. There is one faint obverse line to the left of Liberty's nose and the reverse has an uneven toning region at the denomonation. Otherwise, I would have assigned a Gem quality rating. Previously housed in old ANACS white holder and regraded in 2015 style PCGS holder.
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  1836 1836
EF45 raw
O-108
Choice $225 1836 Over 1336, Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina in Fields, Well Struck, Blemish Free. The 1836/1336 O-108 die variety with the remnants of first 3 digit punch visible in the lower loop of the 8 digit. Surfaces are perfectly original and choice. Gun metal gray patina throughout obverse and reverse along with a strong strike. There are no blemishes to mention.
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  1837 1837
Reeded Edge
AU50 PCGS
26474201

Original $425 Strictly Original Surfaces, Crusty Ebony-Brown Patina, Typical Strike, Conservative Grading. I could not pass up this crusty original 1837 Reeded Edge half during a recent buying trip. Grading is conservative while the piece is strictly original with thick ebony-brown toning. Blemish free surfaces and devices also add to the value. Housed in 2013 transitional PCGS holder with blue label and edge view insert. A perfect offering for fans of old time unmolested surfaces on a short lived reeded edge design.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Reeded Edge
VF35
PCGS
82485429
GR-11
Choice $385 R-5 Die Variety, Crusty Original Patina, Choice Surfaces, Fully Struck, Accurately Graded. A splendid example of the GR-11, Obverse 8 and Reverse J die pairing that is consider an R5 variety. Unknown if mint state and rare in EF or better. This PCGS VF35 graded example is certainly choice original with thick crusty gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Strike is complete with all stars centrils connect and deeply impressed hair curls. Strike uniformity of the reverse is also excellent. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. An important variety also two year type coin (1836-1837) with 50 CENTS on the reverse.
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.