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 97 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on January 23, 2020

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair  1794 1794
VF25 NGC
117262054
O-101a
Choice $11950 New December 27! 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
F15
PCGS
38000196
O-110
Choice $3250 Near Gem at Grade, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal, Natural Gray-Gold Patina, CAC Approval. This classy 1795 O-110 Flowing Hair half dollar offers superior eye appeal with natural gray-gold surfaces and circulated cameo contrast. The O-110 die pairing is easily attributed by a stemless berry below the small eagle's tail feathers along with stars 1 and 2 being distance from the hair curls. GFRC images accurately capture the well preserved surfaces and overall appearance. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A 2019 Winter Baltimore show new purchase that will definitely please the selective collector.
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1801 1801
VF20
PCGS
32246113
O-102
Choice $3150 Large Eagle Reverse, Robert Scot Engraver, Low Mintage Date, Near-Gem at Grade, CAC Approval. There are certain desirable early type coins that don't often appear in the market place. 1801 and 1802 Draped Bust halves are an example. What a delight when this near-gem original 1801 O-102 specimen walked up to the GFRC table at the Whitman Baltimore show. An example that is exceptionally well preserved with unabraded fields. Natural crusty gray patina covers the fields on both sides while the main device wear points are lightly colored. One could say this piece has a partial circulated cameo appearance and eye appeal. Accurately grade and housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. I just can't see this special example lasting long on the GFRC price list.
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
Pointed 6, Stem
VF25 PCGS
21367734
O-121
Choice HOLD
$750
Appealing Circulated Cameo Contrast, Crusty Gray Patina, Choice Original Surfaces, Better Overton Variety. A wonderful 1806 O-121 offering with circulated cameo eye appeal. A better Overton 121 die pairing with R4 rarity rating. Obverse is in late die state with heavy die cracks through stars 1 thru 3 to milling. Surfaces are toned gray with olive and rose shades becoming apparent via window light. Surfaces are unabraded except for an ancient bag mark by star 12. A pleasing example that warrants a Choice quality rating. If not immediately sold, this piece is heading to CAC and worthy of an attempt. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.0 (1998-2002) holder.
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
VF25 PCGS OGH
4337635
O-106
Choice New Price
$795
New December 5! 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
Large Stars, 50/20
VF35
PCGS
27687965
O-112
Choice $835 New November 30! Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original, Crusty Gray Patina, Union Bridge Collection. The 1807 O-112 is a popular die variety due to a reverse error. The 5 in 50 C was first punched using a 2 digit. The error was corrected by punching a 5 over the 2. Though the dies have been lapped during the O-112 die pairing, the residual upper loop of the 2 digit is easy seen with a 10x loupe. The offered example has been well preserved with choice surfaces covered by thick crusty gray patina. Some embedded olive hues are seen on the reverse. Strike is fully executed with all stars having rounded segments along with well defined hair curls. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2012-2014) holder with CAC approval. A noteworthy divestment from the Union Bridge Collection.
Capped Bust  1807 1807
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice $750 New December 9! 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  1808 1808
EF40 PCGS
33105065
O-104
Original $450 Overton 104, Original Gray Surfaces, Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. The 1808 Overton 104 die variety is straightforward to attribute. Look for an obverse die line above RT in LIBERTY. This original example offers light gray patina and was struck by heavily eroded dies. Metal flow lines are present at the obverse and reverse peripheries with serious impact to the edge milling. Under a light source, residual satiny luster is evident. Typical strike and fairly graded. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another offering from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
VF Details raw
O-107a
Cleaned $150 III Edge, Heavy Obverse Die Break, Cleaned, Reflective Gray Surfaces. A decent 1809 III Edge Capped Bust half dollar with in hand gray patina. Bright light viewing exposes reflective surfaces that are inconsistent for natural VF wear. This piece has seen a long ago cleaning and has retoned to present state. From the West Texas Collection with value pricing for Dansco album 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  1810 1810
AU53
PCGS
13168541
O-102
Choice $1100 New November 30! 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
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  1810 1810
VF30 PCGS
82484895
O-102
Gem $335 Gem Original, Old Album Toning Eye Appeal, Very Conservative Grading. Just back from PCGS with a VF30 designation after being graded EF40 by GFRC. I'm not playing the crack out and reholder game on this piece. I've lower the price a bit but still really like this one and you should too. This is an attractive example with super attractive toning. Obverse offers medium gray toning in hand which transitions to a rose center and aquamarine + gold surrounding the stars. The reverse remains gun metal gray both during in hand and bright light inspection. Reverse is in a late die state with significant die cracks. There is some wear through the patina on the left wing under 10x loupe. Housed in 2015 style PCGS 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
AU55 NGC
2662647006
O-111
Choice $875 Small 8, Overton 111, Steely Reflective Luster, Deep Gun Metal Gray Blue Toning, Choice Original Surfaces, Steely Reflective Luster, West Texas Collection. This lovely 1811 Small 8 capped Bust half needs in hand inspection to be appreciated. GFRC images indicate a dark gray coin with little contrast. Like many heavily toned proofs, this piece needs bright light exposure for appreciation. The dark gray coloring simply melts away to expose steely reflective fields and light gray-blue gun metal shades. Luster is crisp and stunning. A well struck example with only left field stars lacking full definition. Accurately graded and housed in newer NGC holder with standard ring insert. A quality new offering from the West Texas Collection that needs special attention to be loved.
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 1811
Large 8
VF35 PCGS
33105067
O-104a
Original $325 Large 8, Overton 104a, Crusty Olive-Gray Patina, Bold Obverse Circular Die Crack, Near Choice Original Surfaces, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. The Overton 104a die variety is easily identified by a bold circular die crack throughout the obverse and another through star 2. Surfaces are crusty original with no abrasions to mention. Under a light source, the coloring is uniform olive-gray. Definitely a pleasing example that I thought would have a strong chance for CAC approval. It did not sticker but still near choice original at assigned grade. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another great new offering from the West Texas Collection.
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 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
AU58
PCGS
21743366
O-103
Gem $2355 O-103, Gem Original, Stunning Cartwheel Luster, Frosty Surfaces, Faint Rose Patina, Accurately Graded, Accurately Graded. A marvelous 1814 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering that will please the most selective collector. Rich frosty cartwheel luster drips off the surfaces and is exceptional. A faint natural rose skin covers both sides and validates the perfectly original surfaces. The O-103 die pairing is in a late die state with heavy die metal erosion and severe obverse die clashing. A bold die break from eagle's left wing to the scroll easily identifies the die variety. Housed in old PCGS blue label holder with CAC approval. A superior offering from the Opsrey Collection.
Capped Bust  1817 1817
AU58
PCGS
21985630
O-113a
Choice HOLD
$3150
New January 24! O-113a, R4 Rarity, Near Gem, Soft Frosty Cartwheels, Super Attractive, CAC Approval. Rarity and near-gem eye appeal join together on this wonderful 1817 O-113a offering. O-113a designates a heavily cracked obverse die state. The die pair is well worn and eroded at this point. A heavy lower obverse die crack connects the bust gown folds to the 1 digit, then to the lowest hair curls and out to the rim at star 13. The eye appeal arrives via gorgeous orange and aquamarine coloring on the obverse. Bright light viewing exposes soft pleasing frosty luster in combination with rich orange shades. A aquamarine blue arc covers the left string of stars. Gray-gold coloring is the reverse highlight. This Capped Bust half screams originality and again, warrants a near-gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
AU55 NGC
4712004001
O-106
Choice $875 New January 23! Near Gem, Spectacular Bright Light Viewing Experience, Brilliant Frosty Cartwheels, Hammered Strike. Ex. Paul Munson Collection of Bust Half Dollar (BHNC member #2), Superior Galleries. A stunning 1821 O-106 example with lovely mottled blue and green toning atop blazing original luster. Strike is complete with each star being fully elevated and defined on all points. The reverse is also well struck and has lovely sunset gold and gray toning. This coin exhibits a slight amount of cabinet friction on the highest curls and a few tiny circulation marks on the cheek. If seeking a gorgeous example for an Overton variety set or regular date set, then this is your coin. Taken in trade from an EAC officer at the 2020 FUN show. Freshly graded and housed in new large font NGC holder. Bright light inspection is necessary to truly enjoy this offering's beauty.
Capped Bust  1823 1823
AU55
PCGS
09207101
O-103
Gem $1100 New December 27! Gem Original, Incredible Eye Appeal, Aquamarine-Gold Peripheral Toning, Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. Incredible eye appeal is at hand with this 1823 O-103 Capped Bust half dollar offering. A no question Gem with brilliant frosty luster and swirling cartwheels. The deep aquamarine-gold peripheral toning melts away during bright light inspection to review burnt gold, blues, and greens. A well struck example with limited weakness on left facing eagle claws. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. GFRC images accurately capture surfaces and coloring. Definitely a WOW coin that will please the buyer for many years.
Capped Bust  1823 1823
EF40 PCGS
82255733
O-108a
Choice HOLD
$320
Choice Original, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A better Overton variety and die state with strenghten 3 digit in the date and a bold horizontal die crack from Star 6 through cap and exiting opposite rim. Strictly original surfaces are covered with gun metal gray patina. Residual mint frost is seen in the lower reverse devices and surrounding some of the letters in the legend. There are no blemishes whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A quality Capped Bust half from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust  1823 1823
Broken 3
VF25
PCGS OGH
4798145
O-101
Choice $525 Broken 3, Gret Eye Appeal, Choice Original Surfaces, Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. A strong 1823 O-101 Broken 3 offering with uniform gray base patina and darker shades outlining all the devices. Old time toning is consistent between obverse and reverse and was rewarded with CAC approval. Surfaces are entirely blemish free. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS old green holder with CAC green bean sticker. Just another quality new offering from the West Texas 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  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
AU55
PCGS OGH
9976470
O-105
Gem $775 GFRC Buyout & Price Reduction, Better Overton Variety, Gem Original, Steely/Satiny Luster, Well Struck, Peripheral Ebony Toning, Port Matilda Collection . A visual striking 1825 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. But the toning must be well balanced between center to edge. A gem original example with no blemishes whatsoever. Shimmering luster borders between steely and satiny with active cartwheels 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 denominations. 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. Recent buy-out from consignor with reduction pricing that is most attractive for the eye appeal.
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 New December 7! 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  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  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 1829
40+ raw
O-114
Choice $240 Choice Original Gray. About as original as one could expect at the assigned grade level. This is a pretty piece with medium gray/ebony patina and perfect surfaces. Residual luster peeks through the toning and adds to the eye appeal. The Overton 114 variety is slight better at R3 rarity and can easily be diagnosed with filled A2 and A3 letters in the reverse legend. I would suggest careful inspection of the images and consideration of this above average offering.
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  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
Small 0
AU55
PCGS
13222026

Gem HOLD
$535
New January 24! Small O, Flashy Steely Luster, Peripheral Gold, Wicked Good Strike, Gem Eye Appeal. Let's start the description for this gem 1830 Small 0 Capped Bust half with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation. The new owner will spend considerable time studying and enjoying this magnificent piece of early America silver. Flashy steely luster and vibrant cartwheels need little external light to be energized. Under a bright light, the luster is powerful and addictive. Coloring is equally pleasing with darker peripheral golds and blues that surround lighter toned centers. Unfortunately, GFRC images can only illustrate coloring with luster left to the imagination. Strike is completely executed save for a touch of weakness on star 8. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
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
Contemporary Counterfeit
VF30 raw
Dav 3-C
Original $165 Rare Davignon Die Pairing, Contemporary Counterfeit, German Silver Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Uneven Strike, Coney Collection . A rare Capped Bust Davignon 3-C contemporary counterfeit with nice original surfaces. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Under weight at 12.0 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Uneven strike. Standard coin turn die alignment and excellent edge lettering. Thirteen (13) pieces are presently known. Another great duplicate from the Coney Collection.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Contemporary Counterfeit
F15 raw
Dav 2-Ba
Original $165 Rare Davignon Die Pairing, Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass Planchet, Hand Cut Dies, Great Color, Coney Collection . A rare Capped Bust Davignon 2-Ba contemporary counterfeit with nice original brown-gold surfaces. Struck with hand cut dies on brass planchet. Die engraving workmanship is crude. Under weight at 11.4 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Several ancient lines under the date digits . Standard coin turn die alignment and weak edge lettering. Rare with only ten (10) pieces known in both German silver and brass. Another important duplicate offering from the Coney Collection.
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  1830 1830
Contemporary Counterfeit
VG10 raw
Dav 9-I
Original $100 Scarce Capped Bust Contemporary Counterfeit, German Silver, Hand Cut Dies, Coney Collection . A scarce Capped Bust Davignon 9-I contemporary counterfeit with considerable wear. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Quite under weight at 9.8 grams as compared to 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Old album toning covers original surfaces. Standard coin turn die alignment and weak edge lettering. From the Coney Collection.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU58 PCGS
12865218
O-104
Gem $810 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-104, Gem Original, Vibrant Cartwheel Luster, Brilliant Frosty Surfaces, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. An incredible Capped Bust half for the assigned AU58 grade. Vibrant cartwheel luster radiates from this gem and highlights the light toning. A faint rose covers the center obverse with a delicate ring of aquamarine surrounding the upper stars while the reverse sports golden hues at the legend and rims. Strike is consistent with the Overton plate coin. All obverse stars and main devices are deeply impressed with the reverse being consistent except for weakness at EPLU(RI)BUS. Overall eye appeal warranted extended inspection and enjoyment during catalogging. Housed in older blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. Bottom line...this 1831 Capped Bust half is as attractive as many mint state examples on the market. Previously sold into the Twins Lakes Collection and back for a second GFRC appearance.
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
33105084
O-113
Choice $450 Challenging O-113 R4 DieVariety, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gun Metal Gray and Rose Patina, Residual Luster, Well Struck, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. 1831 dated Capped Bust strikes are readily available in the marketplace. Collectors may wish to focus on acquiring the best value for their money. This Overton 113 offers an R4 rarity rating and strictly original surfaces covered with gun metal gray patina on the obverse and rich rose-gold on the reverse. Bright light inspection releases plenty of reverse residual luster as the patina is more transparent than the obverse. Surfaces are choice with no blemishes worthy of mention. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval. Another offering from the personal West Texas Collection for fans of crusty original silver type coinage.
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 New December 7! 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
Contemporary Counterfeit
EF45 raw
Dav 1-A
Original $115 Contemporary Counterfeit, Brass or Copper Planchet, Coney Collection . Another 1833 Capped Bust Davignon 1-A contemporary counterfeit with limited circulation. Struck with hand cut dies on German silver planchet. Weight is 13.4 grams and exactly matching 13. 4 grams for standard Mint issued coinage. Nice original surfaces with multiple lines on the obverse. Standard coin turn die alignment and nicely lettered edge. Listed as Davignon 1-A and a common Capped Bust type piece. From the Coney Collection.
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  1833 1833
Contemp Counterfeit
F12 raw
Dav 1-A
$85 Jumbo 5 in 50C. Weight is even 12.7 grams. Well executed portrait with smaller stars and a high 8 in the date. German silver appears to be the base metal.
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
Small Date, Small Letters
EF45 PCGS
32812674
O-109
Original $215 Original Gun Metal Gray. Rich gun metal gray patina covers the surfaces of this later date Capped Bust half. This half is a tad dark during in hand viewing and on the images but placing under bright light is a pleasure. Coloring shifts to gun metal rose with rose hues. The only blemish to discuss is a well toned over mark on Liberty's cheek. Housed in new 2015 PCGS holder.
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
MS61 PCGS
35446933
O-110
Choice $985 Choice, Flashy, Running Boar Collection. Nature has graced this Bust half with obverse splashes of olive and aqua, while the reverse exhibits hues of reddish-brown and indigo. The underlying luster powers through and further conveys the varied toning on both sides. The strike is typical with a couple flat obverse stars and not quite full definition in the eagle's wings. The overall effect is pleasing - this is a large, lustrous coin, the kind that can impress collector and non-collector friends alike. Housed in a PCGS Gen 6.0 holder (2015-date).
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
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
AU50 PCGS
36266070
O-110
Choice $335 Lettered Edge, O-110, Choice Original, Steely Luster, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Well Struck, Accurate Grading, Burchs Creek Collection. Another choice original 1836 Capped Bust half that is accurately graded from the Burchs Creek collection. Surfaces are completely natural and covered with gray-blue patina that is semi transparent to the underlying luster. Placing this piece under a light source releases steely luster and attractive coloring. Light center rose is nicely frame by sky blue on the obverse while the reverse is mostly gold with deeper shades at the legend. There are no blemishes worthy of mention. Peviously housed in old white ANACS holder and now regraded by PCGS in their 2015 style holder. Both ANACS and PCGS grading aligned on AU50. Please give this lovely 1836 Lettered Edge half special consideration as fully wholesome. The Burchs Creek halves are consistently superior.
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
AU50
PCGS
24070467

Choice $475 Choice Original, Uniform Gun Metal Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. An important piece of America history given that Texas had declared itself an independeant republic in March of that year followed by the Alamo battle on March 6. This antique piece is a perfectly original Capped Bust half dollar with CAC approval. Accurately graded with light honest wear and no distractions. Obverse is well struck while the reverse has weakness at the scroll. Housed in older PCGS holder with blue label and standard ring insert. The PCGS blue label reads, "Lettered Edge". A quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
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
MS64 PCGS
35258535
GR-14
Choice $4900 New December 7! Ideal Reeded Edge Half for Type, Rich Frosty Luster, Light Copper-Gold Obverse Toning, Heavily Cracked Dies, Osprey Collection. The 1837 GR-14 die pairing can be easily attributed by heavy die cracks on the obverse and reverse. The GR14 obverse comes well struck while the reverse will be noticeably weaker due to the die being lapped. The heavy reverse die cracks are present on the post die lapping die state. The offered example is a real treasure and so pleasing. Both sides exhibit granular frosty luster with dancing cartwheels under a light source. Light copper-gold patina covers the obverse while the reverse is faintly toned. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A GFRC offering with pleasing eye appeal for those who can approach strict originality concerning Mint State early silver coinage.
Capped Bust  1837 1837
Reeded Edge
MS62 NGC
4631986013
GR-13
Choice $1375 New December 27! 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 New January 15! 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  1838 1838
Contemp Counterfeit, Reeded Edge
F12 raw
Dav 3-E
$85 Die Struck on Brass, Southern Maine Collection. A problem free and relatively attractive example of the 1838 Davignon 3-E variety. Weight is 11.4 grams with normal coin turn die alignment. There is no reeding or lettering on the counterfeit's edge, rather a series of rough polishing lines. Fresh to market after years in the Southern Maine collection.