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 87 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on April 14, 2021

Photo Date Grade TPG Variety GFRC Rating Price Description Buy
Flowing Hair
Flowing Hair  1794 1794
VF25 NGC
117262054
O-101a
Choice $9750 First Year Issue, Late Die State, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gun Metal Gray-Blue Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. First year of issue and Philadelphia mint half dollar production. Only 23,464 half dollars dated 1794 were struck. This example offered original surfaces that are covered with uniform gun metal gray-blue patina with gold highlights on the reverse. Struck from late die state dies and listed as Tompkins Die State 1/5. The die crack near S(TATES) creates shelf metal, and another crack joins (STATE)S to the leaf tip. Under a light source, the bluish gray patina transition to glowing gold and is most pleasing. The date, legends, and other peripheral design elements are strongly rendered, taking into account a normal amount of wear for the grade. Partial curl detail is visible on the obverse while the reverse eagle is moderately stronger with good wing feather definition. A ancient vertical line extends from the eagle's head to the berries below the A. Faint mint-made adjustment marks are noted on the obverse. Accurately graded and freshly reholdered. An important new GFRC offering from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, No Stem
EF45 PCGS
32864606
O-109
Choice $2000 Pointed 6, No Stem, Light Gray, Boldly Detailed Devices, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. A well detailed 1806 O-109 Draped Bust half is one of the highlights of the first Pikes Peak Collection offerings. Strike is crisp with most stars being elevated. Steely fields retains traces of residual luster. Light natural gray patina is consistent on both sides and nicely framed by peripheral gold. I've carefully examined the surfaces which are entirely unabraded. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Overton 109" and "Pointed 6, No Stem" on label. Worthy of a CAC attempt by the new owner are all the necessary parameters are present.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
EF40 PCGS
81383776
O-118a
Original $2100 Shattered Reverse Die, Near Choice, Uniform Gray Patina, Accurately Graded, Osprey Collection. A pleasing 1806 Draped Bust half dollar with cool shattered reverse that is documented as O-118a in the Overton and Parsley reference books. Accurately graded by PCGS. Surfaces are covered with crusty gray patina that also contains rose and subtle gold hues when placed under bright light. A close 10x loupe inspection revealed no blemishes worth mentioning. The reverse die cracks are most apparant with a cud inside (O)F. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another quality offering from the Osprey Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Knob 6, Small Stars
VF30
PCGS
12860697
O-106
Choice $1250 Knob 6, 6 Berries on Reverse, Burgundy-Blue Patina, Better Variety, Newtown Collection. A better 1806 Overton 106 die pairing with not often seen 6 berries reverse. Overall rarity is listed as R4. I can easily understand the CAC approval for this burgundy-blue toned example. Steely fields are essentially unabraded while the strike is typical. This early half performs well during bright light review. GFRC images and coloring are typical of bright light viewing. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. A solidly choice original example from the Newtown Collection.
Draped Bust  1806 1806
Pointed 6, Stem
VF20 PCGS
32247622
O-123
Original $635 1 and 6 Digits Touch Bust, Light Golden-Gray Toning, Pleasing for Grade, Pikes Peak Collection. A pleasing example of the Draped Bust 1806 O-123 die pairing. Golden-gray patina covers moderately worn surfaces. Bright light inspection confirms unabraded steely fields. The O-123 variety is easily attributed by the 1 and 6 digits touching hair curl and lower bust. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder with "Pointed 6, Stem" on label. From the Pikes Peak Collection.
Draped Bust  1806/5 1806/5
F12
NGC
2679748004
O-102
Choice $725 Choice Original, Thick Crusty Gray Patina, Great Obverse Strike, Accurately Graded, Pleasing Surfaces. 1806/5 O-102 with R3 rarity rating. A choice circulated example with nothing but honest wear and thick crusty gray patina. Obverse strike is well executed and uniform while the reverse strike is typical for the date. The residual undertype is evident within the "0" digit. An early die state example with no obverse die cracks. Accurately graded. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval. The combination of crusty originality and accurate grading warranted CAC approval. For collectors who love their early type with crusty surfacres. The lightling variations, especially on the reverse, are due to the half being positioned in a tilted manner in the NGC holder. Please be assured that toning color is consistent across both sides.
Draped Bust  1807 1807
VF20 ANACS OWH
2636631
O-108
Choice $795 Well Preserved, Classic Eye Appeal, Natural Gray and Gold Patina, Oregon Beaver Collection. Ex. Burchs Creek Collection. A gorgeous 1807 O-108 Draped half dollar that warrants a JUST BUY NOW recommendation. Much of the surviving early silver Draped Bust coinage is found with surfaces that are problematic from circulation or worse, having been "improved" for enhanced collector value. This new Oregon Beaver offering has been superbly preserved with natural gray and gold patina. This piece screams originality with residual mint frost in the reverse protected area. I believe this piece will easily cross at current grade and has an odds on chance of CAC approval once in a PCGS holder. Housed in ANACS old white holder.
Capped Bust
Capped Bust  1807 1807
Small Stars
AU58 PCGS
26147551
O-113
Original $11200 Crusty Original, Twin Lakes Collection. This is the first year for Capped Bust half dollar production, and the Overton-113, a distinct variety with small obverse stars, is listed in the Guide Book as a separate type. Indeed, the Guide Book prices this higher than any other 1807 Capped Bust variety with the exception of the famed "Bearded Goddess" (O-111b). This attractive example exhibits steely fields under the original skin, with varying shades of gray, plum, and evergreen. There are a few scattered marks above the reverse eagle, but the obverse surfaces are exceptionally smooth for the technical grade. This coin is a prize at the AU level, with prices advancing substantially for mint state pieces. The PCGS census lists only nine pieces numerically finer, making this an excellent opportunity to acquire one of the highest graded examples at an optimal price point. This Twin Lakes beauty is housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1807 1807
Large Stars, 50/20
EF45
PCGS
25374225
O-112
Gem HOLD
$1700
New April 4! Gem Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. The 1807 issue represent the first year of production for the Capped Bust half dollar, a coin which served as the workhorse of the economy for many years. Mintages of these pieces were substantial, and they are highly collectible today, with specialists pursuing hundreds of different die marriages. This smoky grey example exhibits lighter tones at the high points, while the stars and legend are more deeply shaded. A delicate halo of blue-green surrounds Liberty, with a few bits of russet among the left stars. Original mint frost is strong at the rims, with steely luster in the centers. The 50/20C variety is the most common for this year, and this CAC-approved piece would serve well as a representative of the Capped Bust type. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
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
Small Stars
F15 PCGS
34415647
O-113
Choice $725 Small Stars, Ebony-Gray Fields, Circulated Cameo Eye Appeal. A thoroughly pleasing mid-circulated grade 1807 Turban with ebony-gray fields that lead to serious circulated cameo eye appeal. An all around choice example with just a hint of ancient reverse chatter of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Small Stars" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1808 1808
EF45
PCGS
14840688
O-109a
Choice $950 New April 4! Choice Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. This richly toned piece exhibits occasional lighter patina at the high points, contrasting with surrounding charcoal and deep walnut shading. Protected areas, among the stars and legend, reveal bits of silver and gold hue. Fields are steely under the thick crust, with residual luster consistent with the technical grade. The reverse eagle is squat in the Capped Bust half series, allowing space for the motto above the eagle’s head. The Reeded Edge half in 1836 removed the motto, and the eagle was expanded by the engraver Gobrecht. O-109a, with an obverse die crack descending from left side of 0, and another connecting 8 and a curl. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
AU50 ANACS
2417400
O-103
Choice $725 Near Gem Original, Superior Eye Appeal, Multi-Color Frosty Luster, West Texas Collection. An early date Capped Bust half that offers substantial eye appeal. The gorgeous 1809 half has in hand gun metal gray-blue coloring as illustrated by the GFRC images. The fun starts during bright light inspection as the toning turns to semi-transparent center rose and peripheral blues and gold. I truly believe that if this piece was housed in a PCGS holder, CAC approval would be strong possibility due to originality and eye appeal. Struck from heavily eroded dies with metal flow lines behind stars, date and reverse legend. Housed in ANACS old white holder but needs to be crossed. GFRC has not made a cross attempt for this West Texas Collection offering.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
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
III Edge
VF30
PCGS
12301985
O-109b
Choice $525 New February 28! III Edge, Natural Gray Patina, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Old Cedar Collection. A noteworthy 1809 O-109a III Edge offering with CAC approval. An early silver piece that is a joy to view under a bright light. Fields retain their steely texture with remaining luster. Heavy metal flow lines have eroded much of the milling include a heavy die crack through AMERICA and in the arrow heads. In hand gray coloring shifts to embedded gold, aquamarine and rose shades. A pleasing Old Cedar Collection offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with III Edge designation on the label.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
XXX Edge
VF30
PCGS
38274932
O-110
Choice HOLD
$1435
New April 7! Challenging XXX Edge Variety, Near-Gem Original, Olive-Gray Coloring, CAC Approval, Port Matilda Collection. The scarcest of the two major edge type varieties for the 1809 date. The XXX edge varieties are generally O-101, O-102, O-108a, and O-110. This O-110 offering is yet another example of the Port Matilda "top of the ladder" release. Unabraded surfaces are evenly worn and covered with an olive-gray skin. Fields are best described as "crisp steely" with residual reflective luster. One bag mark on Liberty's throat precludes a Gem quality rating. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
F12 PCGS
26232987
O-102a
Original $250 New February 28! Light Gray Toning, Near-Choice Original, Old Cedar Collection. Another 1809 Capped Bust half dollar offering from a small hoard within the Old Cedar Collection. The consignor believe this piece is an XXX Edge based on his notes though not attributed by PCGS. Surfaces are toned a light gray and mostly unabraded other than a single ancient contact mark at the left scroll end. Dies are heavily eroded into the milling. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with Overton 102a attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1809 1809
III Edge
VG08
PCGS
13463648
O-109a
Choice $180 III Edge, Attractive Circulated Cameo Appearance, Choice Surfaces, Old Album Toning, Accurately Graded. 85% CAC Buyback Offering. GFRC images capture the lovely circulated cameo appearance on this 1809 III Edge O-109a offering. Wear is honest with no significant blemishes. Old album toning is quite attractive. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with standard ring insert. PCGS label reads, "III Edge" coupled with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1810 1810
AU55
PCGS
27703739
O-101a
Choice HOLD
$1500
New April 4! Near-Gem, Burrowing Owl Collection. Frosty luster with active cartwheels, somewhat limited by the pleasing patina, covers both sides of this early-date Bust half. Grey-toned high points intermix with silver color in the recessed areas, with additional hints of peripheral copper and orange shading, more so on the reverse. As with the entire Burrowing Owl consignment, the originality is strong, with surfaces marked only by the natural hands of time. O-101a, with star 13 touching the curl, a die crack at the base of the date, and a reverse die crack joining the olive leaves. Perfect dies are not always the rule in this series, and the various die characteristics lend charm to these products of the first U.S. Mint. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1810 1810
VF35 NGC
4331871009
O-110
Choice $325 Steely Fields, Natural Gray Patina, Hints of Luster, Oregon Beaver Collection. A well preserved 1810 O-110 strike with natural gray patina and steely fields. Bright light inspection is a pleasure due to residual luster on both sides. A few scattered micro divots are mentioned for complete accurarcy. The O-110 die pairing is easily attributed by star 13 with a scalloped point and the AM in AMERICA joined at their bases. Typical Oregon Beaver Collection quality as we continually move "up his consignment ladder". Housed in new NGC large font holder.
Capped Bust  1811 1811
Small 8
AU58
PCGS
83518441
O-110
Gem $2750 O-110, Small 8, Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Rose Centers, Peripheral Sky Blue, Well Struck, Accurately Graded. A gem original offering of early half dollar Federal coinage. This 1811 O-110 strike provides expectional eye appeal including satiny cartwheel luster and well balanced rose center coupled with sky blue peripheral toning. Well struck on both sides. In hand viewing is strongly suggested as GFRC images are unable to capture the cartwheel luster. Accurately graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1811 1811
AU58
PCGS
16832020
O-111
Gem HOLD
$3100
New April 7! Gem Original, Exceptional Antique Gold Eye Appeal, Pristine Surfaces, Port Matilda Collection. Exceptional is this 1811 O-111 Capped Bust half dollar release from the Port Matilda Collection. I've "eye crawled" over this gem half without locating a single distraction. This gem is thoroughly well-balanced. The delicate frosted surfaces emit gobs of luster, period. The antique gold patina is sweet and captivating. Strike is well above average of this early John Reich design with mint frost inside all protected devices area. This offering has a substantial premium but I'm still going with a JUST BUY IT NOW. Fantastic coins are worth the premiums as demonstrated by the recent Burrowing Owl auction. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval and Frederick Collection pedigree.
Capped Bust  1811 1811
Large 8
EF40 PCGS
19729556
O-103a
Original $435 New February 28! Large 8, Ample Satiny Luster, Heavily Eroded and Clashed Dies, Old Cedar Collection. One has to marvel at the early Mint's ability to strike coinage with badly worn, cracked, and clashed dies. The 1811 O-103a Large 8 Capped Bust half is an example of all three die degradation mechanisms. Regardless of the late die state dies, this piece still present ample amount of natural satiny luster under a light source. The vertical die crack through the first 1 digit is easily seen with 10x loupe and on the GFRC images. Another fresh Old Cedar Collection offering that is housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder. The Large 8 attribution is seen on the PCGS label.
Capped Bust  1812 1812
AU58
PCGS
25629480
O-105a
Gem $2250 New April 14! 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 originality and crusty gray toned surfaces. So when this 1812 O-105a R2 Capped Bust half was offered for purchase, 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 silver piece looks like it left the screw press and went into an envelope and stay there for years. Surfaces are entirely unabraded. Surfaces are covered with a thick grayish colored patina with embedded rose, greens and faint gold. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. For the selective collector who appreciates originality.
Capped Bust  1812 1812
AU58
PCGS
36054434
O-105
Choice $2050 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 discriminating collector. Obverse and reverse toning are fully natural and most pleasing. Let's start with the obverse. In hand appearance 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
AU55
PCGS
30348400
O-105a
Gem $1200 New April 4! Gem Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. Rich, satiny luster at the rims becomes more steely within the central figures. The flash is considerable, especially as the piece is tilted under a bright light. Even, medium grey-rose patina is marked by lighter color at the high points, while silver bits hide in the recessed areas. Deep blue-green and gold rims frame both sides. O-105a, with a diagnostic lump in the lower loop of 8. Housed in a PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) Dupont hologram holder with CAC approval. CAC has approved 30 examples in AU58 and 42 pieces at all MS levels combined. A nice piece that shows better in-hand than revealed by the images.
Capped Bust  1812/1 1812/1
Small 8
EF45 ANACS
2667020
O-102a
Choice $765 1812/1 Small 0 Overdate, Reflective Rose-Gold Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, West Texas Collection. A most pleasing example of the 1812/1 O-102a overdate with heavily eroded and clashed dies. Dies appear to have been polished during this die state resulting is reflective surfaces and luster. Milling is also badly eroded. Bright light viewing exposes reflective rose-gold luster with a hint of blues at the peripheries. Housed in ANACS old white holder. Part of the West Texas Collection divest that has been ongoing for the past four years.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
AU50
PCGS
20200371
O-106a
Choice $900 New April 4! Choice Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. Luster is partially mirrored and reflective, without the cartwheel effect typically imparted by frosty surfaces. Obverse patination is even, deep greyish maroon, highlighted by silver at the high points. The reverse reveals additional gold hue within the legend and other recessed areas. O-106a, with the second 1 punched noticeably lower than the first, and a die crack through STATES. The left edge of the scroll and UNITED are weakly impressed, as usual for this die pair. The site maibockaddict.com is an excellent resource for detailed images of the Capped Bust half varieties. For those more motivated by original surfaces and eye appeal, this piece will not disappoint. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF35
PCGS
26233015
O-107
Choice $460 New February 28! Near-Gem, Challenging Overton Variety, Natural Gray Patina, Old Cedar Collection. A superb 1813 O-107 example with early die state die cracks consistent with the PCGS attribution. Surfaces are 100% original and worthy of the CAC green bean. Overton rates the earlier die state as R4 rarity. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with O-107 attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF25 PCGS
33105070
O-105a
Choice $265 Overton 105a, Choice Original Surfaces, Crusty Gray Patina, Eroded Dies, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. Overton 105a die pairing can be easily attributed by a lump in the reverse horizontal shield line. This VF25 grade example offers crusty gray surfaces that are both attractive and unabraided. Regardless of the heavily eroded dies, strike is bold for the assigned grade. This was another of the West Texas capped bust halves that I thought would have a shot at CAC green bean. It is did not work out but I still see this one as being fully choice and worth the asking price. Fairly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. Another great new offerings from the West Texas Collection.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF20 raw
O-110
Original $250 Early Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Bold O-110 Diagnostics, Pikes Peak Collection. Collectors building Dansco or Whitman bookshelf album collections may wish to consider this attractive 1813 O-110 offering from the Pikes Peak Collection. Though still raw, surfaces appear to be original with attractive rose-gray patina on both sides. Struck from late die state dies with heavy metal flow lines on both sides. The obverse is heavily clashed.
Capped Bust  1814 1814
E/A
EF45
PCGS
36224602
O-108a
Choice HOLD
$1800
New March 27! E Repunched Over A, Near-Gem, Olive-Gold Patina, Frosty Luster, Low CAC Population. A superior 1814 E/A offering and the finest handled to date at GFRC. I'm going with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation as this near-gem will easily fit into an advanced collections. Unquestionably original with a semi-transparent olive-gold skin on both sides. Bright light inspection exposes silky luster that is on a continuum between frosty and steely. That same bright light inspection reveals embedded rose and peripheral blues on the reverse. At the assigned EF45 grade, this piece brings eye appeal of a higher grade. A heavy die crack from milling through 4 digit to lower curls and heavy die clashing is consistent with the O-108a die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1814 1814
VF35 PCGS
16405524
O-107
Choice $495 New February 18! Very Late Die State, "Worm on Nose", Orange-Gold Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster. The early 19th Century Capped Bust halves were struck on old screw press equipment. Dies were typically used until cracked or severely clashed. This 1814 O-107 offering is a typical example of dies used to their end of life. The O-107 die variety, in its final die state, has a die cud on Liberty's nose that has been nicknamed "Worm on Nose" in Peterson's Ultimate Guide to Attributing Capped Bust Half Dollars. This choice survivor exhibits ample amounts of residual satiny luster on both sides. Coloring is orange-gold with much lighter shades on the wear points. A strictly original example offered at an affordable grade for the Overton die variety specialist. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1815/2 1815/2
EF45
PCGS
06698448
O-101
Choice $9250 New April 4! Choice Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. Silver bullion deposits decreased toward the end of the War of 1812, with the result that only a small number of quarters and half dollars were struck in this year. The 1815/2 issue is a key date in both series, and especially so within the half dollars. This exceptionally pleasing survivor exhibits varied shades of silver and grey with deeper patina in the stars and legend. The reverse reveals a few faint hints of russet and lilac hue, but the predominant shading is a natural coin grey. Steely luster is generous for the grade and the overall eye appeal is strong. A compelling combination of originality and rarity. O-101, the only die pair for this low mintage issue, with reverse clash marks as typical for this variety. CAC has certified 79 pieces total with 26 examples higher. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1815/2 1815/2
VF30 PCGS
11431367
O-101
Choice $4850 New February 28! Series Key Date, Steely Fields, Gray with Golden Highlights, Choice Surfaces, Old Cedar Collection. The unquestionable key date of the Capped Bust half dollar series and a must fill hole for those attempting a complete date set. The entire mintage of 47,150 was released on January 10, 1816. A single die pair with added 5 date punch on leftover 1812 obverse die was employed to strike the entire mintage. The War of 1812 caused considerable hardships on the United States eastern seaboard and a disruption of silver bullion supply to the Philadelphia mint during 1815. This choice survivor has been well preserved and will easily fit into sets up through the AU level. Natural coin gray patina covers both sides with the obverse skin being a bit more dense or darker. Golden shades are seen on the wear points. Under a bright light, the fields showcase their steely nature and undisturbed beauty. A review of CoinFacts records at the VF grade level and careful examination of images will convince you that this Old Cedar Collection specimen is truly special and worthy of addition. Lay-a-ways are available for those who might need the 60 day payment plan, though the no return policy is in effect as this piece should sell quickly. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1818 1818
VF30 PCGS
14519223
O-112
Original HOLD
$250
Deep Rose-Gray Patina, Strictly Original Surfaces, Nevada Collection. Yet another Nevada Collection Capped Bust half with thick crusty surfaces. This 1818 O-112 half is covered layers of rose-gray patina. Bright light review exposes embedded olive and gold hues. Strike is typical. The O-112 die pairing can be attributed by two points on the re verse. First is a rotated right A in STATES plus a die line from I to C in AMERICA. Collecting Capped Bust halves by die variety opens new doors to the numismatic experience. The 1818 half provides an excellent starting point at a reasonable price point. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust  1819/8 1819/8
Large 8
AU58
PCGS
21541770
O-102
Choice $3450 New February 17! Superb Natural Surfaces, Eye Appeal, Near-Gem at Grade, Osprey Collection. A near-gem example of the popular 1819/8 overdate with this being the O-102 variety. Steely reflective luster screams originality while tickling the eyes. Peripheral toning is accurately captured on both sides by GFRC images. Golden shades are seen on both sides with peripheral aquamarine on the reverse. If higher end Capped Bust half dollar overdates are your primary wheelhouse, I would JUST BUY IT NOW. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.1 (2002-2004) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1819/8 1819/8
Small 9
VF25 PCGS
18354373
O-101
Original $265 Small 9, Original, Sooner Collection. A popular 1819/8 overdate example that has been wiped followed by retoning with rose and light blue coloring. The prior 8 digit punch is visible under the loop of the 9 digit. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005 -2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1820 1820
AU55
PCGS
26360653
O-105
Choice $2000 New April 4! Choice Original, Burrowing Owl Collection. The 1820 issue is a better date in the Capped Bust half series, with less than a million pieces struck. Glowing, steely luster radiates from the surfaces of this example, with gold and olive shades predominating on both sides. The central figures are less toned, with some remaining silver patina, while the obverse reveals additional russet shades at the rim. A few obverse ticks are noted in the left field, none of recent origin. O-105, with the "knob 2" in the date recut and the reverse 5 slanted. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
AU50 PCGS
39526605
O-109
Choice $450 Choice Surfaces, Residual Frosty Luster, Light Gray-Rose Patina, Nevada Collection. A freshly graded 1822 O-109 that arrived as a raw consignment from the Nevada Collection. Surfaces are fully choice with no distraction worthy of mention. Light gray and subtle rose obverse patina works in harmony with the underlying frosty luster. The rose shades are much more dominant on the reverse along with a bit stronger cartwheel action. Strike is typical. The O-109 die pairing can be attributed by the lowest point of star 7 being buried inside the cap's edge. Accurately graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF30 PCGS
2627211017
O-105
Choice $200 Steely Fields, Pinkish-Rose Gray Patina, Choice Original, Sooner Collection. A well preserved 1822 O-105 Capped Bust half that performs nicely during bright light inspection. The rose-gray in-hand appearance shifts to pinkish-rose with light peripheral gold. The steely fields offers lots of residual luster consistent with a higher grade. Fields are smooth and unabraded. Overall, a choice half that is most pleasing. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert. Overton 105 is listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
VF20 PCGS
39856801
O-101
Original $250 Popular Date, Crusty Gray Patina, Residual Verdigris, Osprey Collection. A crusty original 1822 O-101 strike with the diagnostic lower right reverse shield line extending into the right facing wing. A strictly original example with moderate wear and residual verdigris that is more prevalent on the obverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder. A new offering from the Osprey Collection.
Capped Bust  1823 1823
VF30 PCGS
26236999
O-106
Choice $235 New February 28! Better Overton Variety, Old Album Toning, Choice Original, Bright Light Eye Appeal, Old Cedar Collection. A lovely 1823 Capped Bust half with old album toning and eye appeal. GFRC images showcase the aquamarine, gold and rose coloring that is typical of storage in a paper album. Bright light inspection exposes steely fields along with peripheral gold and blue center rings. O-106 is rated R3 rarity with the reverse AME(RI)CA nearly touching. A pleasing example from the Old Cedar Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1824 1824
EF40 NGC
3468969010
O-104
Original $265 Crusty Original Medium Gray. Surfaces are covered with thick medium gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. NGC grading is conservative with light wear seen on the tops of the left and right wings and above the eagle's eye. These can be seen as lighter coloring on the images. Otherwise the hair curls are sharply defined as are the feathers in both wings. When adding coins to GFRC inventory, my primary criteria are eye appeal and originality along with accurate grading. This piece met my standards and I believe it would meet yours also. Housed in new NGC holder.
Capped Bust  1824 1824
VF35 PCGS
12216059
O-113
Choice $185 New March 1! Residual Frosty Luster, Silver-Gray, Faint Peripheral Gold, Choice Surfaces, Old Cedar Collection. A well preserved 1824 O-113 Capped Bust half that is consistent with Old Cedar Collection quality. At first glance, this piece looks to be full EF due to the remaining frosty luster. Mint frost and "dirt" surround the stars and reverse legend. Fields are unabraded. Well worth the offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1824/4 1824/4
AU55
PCGS
11437685
O-110
Choice $1200 New April 4! Near-Gem, Burrowing Owl Collection. Stars and legend host frosty luster while the centers are more steely. Both sides reveal pleasing mixtures of patina. Liberty exhibits olive-gold shading with russet highlights, with the reverse is silver-grey with aqua, copper, and straw hue in the recessed areas. The silver halos around the stars and reverse letters demonstrate "pullaway" toning and are a strong indicator of originality - artificial toning is usually not so selective. A glance at the fields under a glass already indicates hairline-free surfaces, but the toning pattern is a plus when evaluating originality. O-110, with a recut 4 in the date. CAC has certified 75 examples of the 1824/4 variety. Housed in a PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with the Meyer Collection pedigree.
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  1826 1826
AU55 PCGS
40815549
O-110
Choice $950 New February 18! Superb Eye Appeal, Steely Luster, Peripheral Toning, Near-Gem. "Eye catching" is a reasonable term for describing this near-gem 1826 O-110 Capped Bust half. Steely centers are wonderfully framed by aquamarine and orange-gold peripheral toning. Reverse strike is boldly executed though there is considerable die erosion and metal flow lines into the milling. Freshly graded and housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) holder with O-110 variety attribution in the label.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
EF40 raw
O-116
Choice $175 Choice Original, Crusty Gun Metal Gray Patina, Well Struck, Attractive and Fair Value. An attractive 1826 O-116 example that offers uniform gun metal gray patina in the fields and main devices. Lighter shades are seen at the wear point. Well struck and fairly priced for Dansco or Whitman album set.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
EF40 PCGS
28068697
O-109
Original $275 Choice Original, Gray-Rose Patina, Residual Satiny Luster, Sooner Collection. A pleasing 1826 O-109 strike that offers residual satiny luster at the assigned grade. Surfaces are entirely unabraded with an in-hand rose-gray patina. Bright light inspection brings a shift to rose with peripheral aquamarine-blue. A pretty choice for an EF grade centric set. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013 -2014) holder with "Overton 109" listed on label.
Capped Bust  1826 1826
VF30 PCGS
82484900
O-116a
Choice $185 Choice Original, Ebony Gray Toning, Accurately Graded. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A nice balance between originality and eye appeal on this lovely 1826 Capped bust half. Fields are toned a uniform ebony/gray while the main devices are toned a lighter gray resulting in a circulated cameo appearance. Reverse exhibits the 0-116a long die cracks through 50 C and STA(TES OF AMERICA). For collectors who enjoy strictly originality and blemish free surfaces.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Sq Base 2
AU55
NGC
2655550007
O-138
Choice $750 Choice Crusty Original, Accurately Graded. The 1827 Capped Bust date can be both overwhelming and challenging for die variety collecting. O-138 examples, with parallel die lines above Liberty's cap, are rated R4. The BustHalfAddict.com website indicates, "Generally a tougher marriage with MS64 at the head of a small group of MS specimens. AU's are generally tough as well." Surfaces are covered with thick crusty gray patina. I could not find any blemishes to complain about. Please note that the darker surfaces on Liberty's check is crusty toning and not a blemish. Housed in newer NGC holder. CAC approval is fully warranted due to the perfectly natural surfaces.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
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
Curl Base 2
EF40 PCGS
26806642
O-146
Choice $295 New March 1! Curl Base 2, Steely Fields, Choice Original, Old Cedar Collection. An impressive example of the 1827 O-146 Curl Based 2 die pairing from the Old Cedar Collection. Steely fields are essentially unabraded as is so typical for this collection. Coloring is an olive-gray. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.6 (2013-2014) holder.
Capped Bust  1827 1827
Square Base 2
VF30 PCGS
82462526

Original $175 Thick Crusty Patina, Unabraded Surfaces, Murphys Collection. A well preserved 1827 Capped Bust half dollar offering from the Murphys Collection. Both sides are uniformly covered with thick crusty gray patina. Peripheral toning is a bit darker than the centers. The obverse has some surface verdigris that validate the strict originality. Fields are unabraded too. Overall, a quality example at a fair offer price. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with "Square Base 2" attribution on the label.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
Sq Base 2, Sm 8's, Lg Lt.
AU55 PCGS
36266062
O-118
Choice $525 Choice Original, Steely Cartwheel Luster, Silver Gray Surfaces, Hammered Strike, Accurately Graded, Burchs Creek Collection. Wow! What a great strike on this 1828 Overton 118 half dollar as every star is perfectly rounded as are the individual hair curls. With a 10x loupe, mint frost is immediately evident inside the hair curl recesses. Steely cartwheel luster is prevalent on both sides during bright viewing. Overall coloring is a uniform silver gray with darler shades at the peripheries. Freshly graded at PCGS after being cracked out from ANACS old white holder. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with Sq Base 2, Small 8's, Lg Lt on the label. Another old time quality Capped Bust half from the Burchs Creek Collection. Worthy of consideration.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
Curl Base 2, Knob
AU53 PCGS
11214116
O-106
Choice $2350 Rare O-106 Die Pairing, R4+ Rarity, Lightly Mirrored Fields, Light Gray Toning, Newtown Collection. The 1828 Capped Bust date has 23 documented Overton die varieties. Three varieties are most challenging (O-105, O-106, and O-123). GFRC is pleased to be offering an O-106 example with R4+ rarity. Researching the Auction & Mail Prices Realized for Bust Half Dollars indicates that choice examples will be found with PL fields along with a substantial pricing premium. The Newtown specimen also offers lightly mirrored fields which I will sometimes describe as steely. Reflective luster is sharp from unabraded surfaces. While not complete, the strike is bold, especially on the reverse. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with Curl Base 2, Knob attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1828 1828
No Knob, Curled 2
AU50 NGC
3808681001
O-102
Choice $395 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Superb Old Time Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Pikes Peak Collection. The 1828 O-102 piece in the Skidaway Island Collection is eye catching and wicked nice. Frosty luster immediately grabs your attention during initial bright light inspection, Peripheral mint frost surround fields that have a steely texture; gold peripheral toning also frames the untoned centers. Strike is well executed though not complete as few come for this date. The reverse legend is where the O-102 attribution points are located. The N in UNITED is recut along with the A in AMERICA being higher than the adjacent M. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "No Knob Curled 2" and O-102 attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
AU58
PCGS
34677224
O-112
Gem $1050 New March 27! Gem Original, Satiny Cartwheel Luster, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Superior Eye Appeal, Conservative Grading. In hand viewing is strongly recommended and necessary to appreciate this gorgeous 1829 Capped Bust half dollar. This half is sitting by my laptop as the description is written. The LED floor lamp exposes swirling cartwheel luster that has a satiny texture. Surfaces are pristine with no blemishes whatsoever. It is doubtful that this piece saw circulation with grading being conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Please trust my experience and eyes on this lovely Capped Bust half. It is a no question gem and fresh 85% CAC Buyback offering.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
Small Letters
AU50 NGC
3808755015
O-119
Original $320 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Frosty Luster, Faint Gold Patina, Pikes Peak Collection. The Skidaway Island Collection offerings continue with an 1839 Small Letters O-119 die pairing. This example brings frosty luster and a pleasing appearance for those who want their Capped Bust halves lightly toned. Center have a steely light gray coloring that shifts to faint gold at the rims. Ample mint frosty remains in the protected areas which are prevalent due to heavy metal flow lines. Attribution of the O-119 die pairing require higher grade examples where faint vertical shield line extensions can be seen below the shield's edge. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "Small Letters O-119" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1829 1829
EF45 raw

Original $120 Original Light Gray Patina, Well Struck, Obverse Field Divot, Value Priced, Southern Maine Collection. An ideal Capped Bust half dollar candidate for a value based type set. This accurately graded 1829 half is fully original with nice light gray patina on both sides. Strike is full. There is a divot in the left obverse field with origins unknown but not overly distracting. Value priced and from the Southern Maine Collection.
Capped Bust  1829/7 1829/7
AU53
PCGS
33535048
O-101a
Choice $950 29/27 Overdate, Gun Metal Gray Patina, Frosty Luster, Choice Original Surfaces, Conservative Grading. A popular overdate in the Capped Bust half dollar series that is well represented by this example. Surfaces are fully choice with remaining mint frost surrounding the stars and reverse legend. A light gun metal gray patina covers obverse and reverse and is transparent to the underlying luster. Blemishes are limited to a single fully toned over hairline below star 3 that is mentioned for accuracy. The reverse denomination weakness is typical for the O-101a die pairing and die state. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval. A lovely Capped Bust half that makes its second appearance on the GFRC price list.
Capped Bust  1829/7 1829/7
VF35 raw
O-102
Choice $215 Popular Overdate, Thick Crusty Gray-Olive Patina, Choice Surfaces, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. If searching for a top quality 1829/7 overdate half, this West Texas offering is for you! Unabraded surfaces are covered with thick olive-gray patina that screams originality. GFRC images accurately capture the surface condition and coloring. Ideal for a Dansco album or submission to TPG for grading. The undertype 7 digit is clearly visible below the 9's lower loop.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
AU58 PCGS
83135003
O-103
Choice $715 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-103, Small 0, Near Gem Original, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Faint Gold Rims, Bold Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. An attractive 1830 Small 0 O-103 example with swirling cartwheel luster and heavy mint frost throughout the devices and fields. Faint gold coloring is seen at the obverse periphery and throughout the reverse. Strike is essentially complete with only the right obverse stars lacking full definition. All reverse devices are crisp and distinct. Overall, an above average example for the selective collector. Previously sold into the Twins Lakes Collection and now back for a second GFRC appearance. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder without CAC attempt.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Large 0
AU58 PCGS
27336768
O-123
Original $800 Price Reduction October 12, 2019 - O-123, Large 0, Frosty White Luster, Active Cartwheels, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, Twins Lakes Collection. Textured frosty surfaces and swirling cartwheel luster are the highlights of this 1830 O-123 Capped Bust half dollar. Surfaces are a uniform white probably from a dip prior to certification. Strike is typical. Light rub is evident on the cheek. Accurately graded and housed in 2013 generation holder with blue-white label and edge view insert. Another divested offering from the Twins Lakes Collection.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
Small 0
AU55 PCGS
33105083
O-113
Choice $450 O-113, Near Gem Original Eye Appeal, Frosty Cartwheel Luster, Typical Strike, Accurately Graded, West Texas Collection. GFRC is pleased to be offering this superb 1830 Small 0 capped Bust half dollar as part of the West Texas Collection divestment. Forget the GFRC images and please focus on the description for a purchase decision. A well preserved specimen with near gem original surfaces and eye appeal. Both sides are heavily frosted with vibrant cartwheel luster. Toning is mostly peripheral gold with faint aquamarine under a light source. There are no rose shades as seen in the images. Strike is nearly complete with well rounded stars and only the eagle's left facing wing lacking full definition. Struck from heavily eroded dies with metal flow lines into the milling. There are no abrasions whatsoever. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder. A superb offering that will probably sell at a coin show due to the bright light eye appeal.
Capped Bust  1830 1830
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
VG10 raw
Davignon 22-X
Choice $260 Contemporary Counterfeit, Rare Davignon 22-X, Choice Original Olive Gray, Medal Die Alignment, West Texas Collection. 1830 contemporary counterfeit bust half, Davignon 22-X.  Davignon indicates two known, but reference books become obsolete quickly.  Still, a no question challenging contemporary counterfeit die variety.   This choice original example grades VG without any defects, and unusually nice for a well worn contemporary counterfeit bust half.  Has medal alignment of the obverse and reverse dies, and still, nobody noticed while it circulated for all those years.  From the West Texas Collection. This counterfeit is difficult to price. If the asking price is not acceptable, then please make an offer.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU53 PCGS
33104343
O-104
Choice $450 Choice Original, Faint Creamy Olive Gray Patina, Eye Appeal, Accurately Graded. A lovely O-104 example with perfect surfaces and light creamy olive gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. This piece features a bold obverse strike with some reverse weakness. Die erosion is considerable and especially surrounding the stars. Reverse die is in an early die state and provides sharper devices. Overall, a attractive and strictly original bust half for the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
AU50 raw
O-104
Original $350 Original Gun Metal Gray Patina, Steely Luster, Attractive and Fairly Graded. The steely luster on this attractive 1831 O1-04 half is immediately noticed when first viewing. Obverse is toned a transparent gun metal gray with rose hues emerging under a light source. Reflective luster is quite active on the reverse with a limited amount of light gold toning. Strike is bold on obverse and typical on the reverse for O-104 strikes; weakness at the scroll. A lovely Capped Bust half for a date set or type set, it is all up to the buyer to consider.
Capped Bust  1831 1831
EF45
PCGS
32254099
O-103
Choice $295 Crusty Choice Original, Medium Gray Patina, Accurately Graded . A crusty original example that offers blemish free surfaces. Thick gun metal gray patina coveres both obverse and reverse exactly as one would expect from an 180 year old silver piece with some light circulation. Recut upright of 5 digit in denomination designates the O-103 variety. Housed in 2015 styled PCGS PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  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
18142495
O-106
Gem HOLD
$1350
New February 17! Exceptional Frosty Surfaces, Gorgeous Toning, A Wicked Nice Gem. A long description is not required for this gem 1833 O-106 Capped Bust half. Frosted surfaces are able to transmit dripping amounts of gorgeous luster. Orange and blue shades further enhance the eye appeal to an exceptional level. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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
Large Date, Large Letters
AU58+ PCGS
40882131
O-102
Gem $1550 Gem Eye Appeal, Brilliant Frosty Luster, Peripheral Gold and Blues. Brilliant frosty luster will greet the Capped Bust half dollar specialist or a type collection! A superb offering with gem eye appeal as the lustrous center are beautifully framed with peripheral gold and blurs. This piece has been assigned the all important AU58+ grade since rub is very difficult to locate. This piece could easily be certified as MS62 without objections. The O-102 die variety can be attributed by the bold repunching below the 3 digit in the date. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) Gold Shield holder.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
4928462013
O-113
Choice $875 New March 27! Small Date, Small Letters Type, Crusty Olive-Gold Gray, Choice Surfaces, Frosty Luster. A gorgeous 1834 O-113 Capped Bust half that presents a thick skin and frosty luster. Most later date halves will be found with brilliant luster after being dipped for the maximum possible TPG grade. Contrast those with this 100% original specimen with natural olive-gold and gray patina. Under a light source, the frosted surfaces display ample amounts of silky luster. Fields are entirely unabraded. If searching for natural coloring on your Capped Bust halves, this offering warrants serious attention. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
AU53
PCGS
24363080
O-104
Choice $600 Partial Mirrors, Reflective Luster, Superb Near-Gem Offering, CAC Approval. I don't often remember CAC approved 1834 Capped Bust halves with partially mirrored surfaces. This new purchase offers reflective luster from mirrored surfaces with the obverse being more proof like. Violet-gray toning is highlighted by a yellow and orange gold peripheral arc. The reverse has a lovely gray glow with bright orange gold peripheral toning. Surfaces are gem and entirely unabraded. A special piece with lots of character. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder with CAC approval.
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  1834 1834
Large Date, Large Letters
EF40 PCGS
12431507
O-103
Choice $235 New March 2! Large Date, Large Letters, Crusty Ebony, Olive-Gray, Choice Surfaces, Old Cedar Collection. A crusty skin covers both sides of the 1834 O-103 Capped Bust half. Ebony coloring is more predominant on the reverse while olive-gold shades are seen on the reverse. It is no surprise that the fields are unabraded, a hallmark of the Old Cedar Collection. The O-103 die variety is attributed by a 1 digit that is noticeably higher than the 834. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
3808764014
O-105
Original $295 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Original, Pikes Peak Collection. We close the traditional Capped Bust design and Skidaway Island Collection offerings with this lovely 1835 O-105 half. Eye appeal and toning is typical of the Skidaway "look". Frosty luster and peripheral gold dominate during bright light inspection. Swirling cartwheel are quite pleasing, especially on the reverse. Strike is typical. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "O-105" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU50 NGC
343947003
O-109
Original $345 Near Choice Original, Dusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Near choice original surfaces that are covered with dusty gray patina resulting in a mild circulated cameo appearance. Well struck with no blemishes requiring mention. The thicker non transparent obverse toning spots hold this one back from a full choice quality rating. An obvious candidate for CAC approval given the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder and an identical twin to the 1834 in NGC holder 343947-004.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
EF45 PCGS
26394216
O-104
Choice HOLD
$220
New March 2! Worthy of More Research, Frosty Luster, Choice Original, Old Cedar Collection. There is much more to this 1835 O-104 Old Cedar Collection offering than initially meets the eye. A 10x loupe inspection reveals shift doubling of the milling below the date along with extra star points to the immediate left of the bust along with star 1 and star 2. The reverse has a die line between the two rightmost olives leaves that is not mentioned by Overton. A choice example with bold frosty luster and light rose patina. Conservatively graded and housed in PCGS Gen 4.5 (2011-2013) holder.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
MS63 PCGS
10416405
O-114
Choice $2000 O-114, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Conservative Grading. When searching for new GFRC inventory acquisitions, one must look through hundreds of coins to locate the premium pieces. Typically, I know exactly when a premium piece is found based on overall eye appeal. The coin's appearance is that of a piece in my own collection. This is the case with for this gorgeous 1836 Lettered Edge half dollar. The frosty rose-gold surfaces and vibrant cartwheel luster are exceptional. Obverse strike is complete with well rounded stars and bold central devices. Obverse fields are entirely blemish free while the reverse fields surrounding the eagle's head has a tiny amount of chatter that most likely accounts for the MS63 grade. In hand eye appeal is that of a higher grade. GFRC images are unable to portray the overall beauty and luster therefore in hand inspection at a coin show will be necessary for potential owners to fail in love with this later date Capped Bust half. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Overton 114 and Lettered Edge" listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
AU50 PCGS
33105089
O-123
Original $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
Lettered Edge
VF35 PCGS
34116620
O-111
Choice $175 New March 22! Better Overton Variety, Battleship Gray Patina, Choice Original . A choice 1836 O-111 Lettered Edge half that has been well preserved. Uniform battleship gray colored patina covers the obverse while the reverse Features a lighter shade. Essentially unabraded with a couple of ancient obverse ticks of no consequence. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder.
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
AU58
NGC
2600918007
GR-5
Choice $925 Perfectly Original, Natural Coin Gray Toning, Soft Frosty Luster, CAC Approval. How I enjoy handling unquestionably original early type coins. Case in point is this lovely 1837 GR-5 Reeded Edge half with natural coin gray patina. As a result of the light crusty skin, the frosty luster is a bit muted. The question come down to collector preferences. Some want flashy bright white luster (from a dip) while others are students of natural gray toning. I'm in the latter camp and will continue to offer pieces as this 1837 half. A well struck specimen with peripheral gold mint frost. A typical CAC approve coin that is rewarded for strict originality. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert.
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.