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 53 Coins for Sale. New coin(s) added on July 25, 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 $1800 Pointed 6, No Stem, Light Gray, Boldly Detailed Devices, Steely Fields, Choice Surfaces, Pikes Peak Collection. Memorial Day Weekend Price Reduction! 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  1806/5 1806/5
Large Stars
VF35
PCGS
85764096
O-101
Choice $1750 New June 30! 1806/5, Premium Quality, Gun Metal Gray-Blue Toning, CAC Approval. Draped and Capped Bust overdates have become notably popular and an enticing alternative to collecting all dates. This 1806/5 O-101 is awfully sweet with its gun metal gray-blue toning and pristine surfaces. The blue coloring become apparent during bright light inspection. I've got to go with a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation due to the overall eye appeal. This piece has a reasonable strike and natural coloring that every collector strives to locate. The grading is also a bit conservative. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 holder with CAC approval.
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
50/20C
VF25
PCGS
22027819
O-112
Choice HOLD
$750
New Images, December 9 2019 Price Reduction, Large Stars, 50/20C, Choice Original Surfaces, Natural Gray Patina, CAC Approval. A transition year Turban Head bust half dollar for your consideration. Surfaces are covered with strictly original gray patina throughout obverse and reverse. Wear points, that exhibit lighter toning, are nicely showcased by the medium gray fields. Strike is typical for the variety with the reverse being in a late die state. The residual 20 punch under 50 final punch diagnostic is obvious and listed on the PCGS holder. Under bright light the obverse turns to rose gray while the reverse offers blue hues. There is one fully toned over obverse line from Star 1 to the chin. Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 Dupont hologram holder and approved by CAC. Price at CDN CAC guide and fair value for the strict originality.
Capped Bust  1807 1807
Large Stars, 50/20
VF25
PCGS
37518657
O-111a
Gem $3850 Early Bearded Goddess Die State, Gem Original. GFRC Consignor Buyout! Price Reduction. One can best describe this fresh Port Matilda Collection offerings as a handsome example of the Bearded Goddess before she grew a full beard! A thin break connects the chest and chin with heavier residual metal at the chest. An amazingly well preserved O-111a specimen with steely gray patina plus embedded rose hues. In additional to the gem surfaces, the strike is complete with all stars having defined center points. It pained the consignor to let this piece come back to market but an opportunity for astute collectors. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval. Please note that any faint vertical lines in the GFRC images are on the holder and not the coin.
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
MS63
PCGS
39428288
O-102a
Gem $8250 New June 22! Sparkling Frosted Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Fully Struck, Bold O-102a Die Cracks, Osprey Collection. The Osprey Collection has located an exceptional 1808 O-102a Capped Bust half dollar that will generate much drooling when GFRC attends a coin show. This exceptional gem brings a host of positive attributes starting with sparkling frosted luster that explodes under a bright light. Equally impressive are the swirling cartwheels. Coloring is a faint rose that is denser on the reverse. A full strike further enhances eye appeal. An unquestionable gem that belongs in the finest of collections under construction. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.1 (2020-2021) 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
F12 PCGS
26232987
O-102a
Original $250 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. 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
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
Small 8
VF35
PCGS
34564297
O-110
Choice HOLD
$450
New July 31! Small 8, Crusty Original, Choice Surfaces, CAC Approval, Sooner Collection. Just back from CAC with green bean approval and deservedly so! A splendidly preserved 1811 Capped Bust example with a base layer of gun metal gray-blue patina which is further overlaid with peripheral olive shades. Fields are unabraded regardless of the amount of time in circulation. Strike is typical for the date. This early half is so well preserved that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is warranted. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
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
EF40 PCGS
33129702
O-102
Choice HOLD
$550
New July 31! Challenging Die Variety, Crusty Gray Skin, Choice Original, Steely Fields, Sooner Collection. During 1813, the War of 1812 raged with the Battle of Lake Erie won by a U.S. fleet commanded by Oliver Perry. Attributing 1813 die varieties can be challenging due to the many clashed dies and eroded milling. The Sooner Collection is releasing one of the more challenging die varieties of that year. The O-102 die pair can be diagnosed by the presence of heavy die clashed at Liberty's ear which has been labeled as "Ear Bars". On the reverse, the I is above the T in UNITED. Thick crusty gray patina covers both sides of this choice example. The obverse is heavily clashed. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder.
Capped Bust  1813 1813
VF35
PCGS
26233015
O-107
Choice $460 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 $225 Early Date, Rose-Gray Patina, Bold O-110 Diagnostics, Pikes Peak Collection. Memorial Day Weekend Price Reduction! 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  1815/2 1815/2
EF45
PCGS
06698448
O-101
Choice HOLD
$9000
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  1819/8 1819/8
Large 9
AU55
PCGS
16300629
O-102
Gem $2150 New June 16! Popular 1819/8 Overdate, Brilliant Steely Luster, Swirling Cartwheels, Gem Original. Capped Bust half dollar overdate collecting has become a popular goal among a host of collectors. Demand is increasing with choice and gem examples not lasting long on the GFRC price list. I'm pleased to be offering this gorgeous gem with unabraded steely fields and brilliant luster. Bright light viewing exposes vibrant cartwheel action that will captivate. A complete strike adds to the overall eye appeal. Yes, this piece is priced at a premium to the CAC guide but worth every extra penny to own. Some coins simple scream originality in a powerful manner. This is one of those occasions. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC Approval. The Large 9 attribution is on the label.
Capped Bust  1821 1821
AU53
PCGS
12025220
O-103
Gem HOLD
$1365
New July 22! Exceptional Eye Appeal, Gem Original, Port Matilda Collection. Housed in PCGS Gen 4.4 (2005-2011) holder with CAC approval. Full description shortly.
Capped Bust  1822 1822
AU50 PCGS
39526605
O-109
Choice HOLD
$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
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
AU58
PCGS
36267853
O-105
Gem $2835 New July 22! High End AU58, Rich Luster, Iridescent Toning, Port Matilda Collection. A high end 1823 O-105 Capped Bust half that requires in hand inspection to be completely appreciated given the limitations of GFRC images. This is a wicked nice early half with sharp steely luste and iridescent toning. Center rose is encircled by a continous aquamarine ring at the periphery while the rose coloring is dominant on the reverse. Bright light viewing is where the fun is! This piece just lights up with superb coloring as a thin gold arc appears at the rims. What eye candy! Yes, the asking price comes with an eye appeal premium. Coins of this quality sell above the price guides to knowledgeable numismatists. Housed in PCGS Gen 6.0 (2015-2020) holder with CAC approval.
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
AU55 PCGS
29192403
O-111
Choice $950 New July 25! Choice Original, Light Gold Patina, Frosted Luster, Sooner Collection. A well preserved Sooner Collection offering with ample amounts of frosted luster. Silver-gray coloring dominates with peripheral with peripheral gold at the stars and legend. Accurately grade with light rub on the cheek and reverse wing tips. Reverse strike is particularly well executed with intricately defined claws and arrow feathers, an a typical situation for the issue. This 1825 Housed in PCGS Gen 5.0 (2015) 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  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  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
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
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  1829 1829
Small Letters
AU50 NGC
3808755015
O-119
Original HOLD
$305
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
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  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
EF45 PCGS
32910195
O-113
Choice $250 Choice Original, Even Medium Gray. A lovely capped bust half dollar that is a slightly better variety. The surfaces are toned over with natural even gray patina with lighter regions at the highest points subject to wear. Surfaces are entirely blemish free and choice. Freshly graded and housed in 2015 generation PCGS holder.
Capped Bust  1833 1833
VF35 NGC
3165992003
O-108
Original $175 Crusty Original, Rich Gun Metal Gray Toning. Offered here is another choice Capped Bust half with strictly original surfaces. This 1833 O-108 half is covered with thick crusty gun metal gray patina and has no distracting blemishes whatsoever. Overall strike is adequate while the grading is accurate. Diagnosing 1833 half dollar varieties is fun due to the multiple variations in the flag shape in the (5)0 C. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert. This is a choice piece that should please the selective collector.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
1701583012
O-111
Choice $700 Mirrored Fields, Reflective Luster, Golden-Rose Gray Toning, CAC Approval, Nevada Collection. During 1834, the second coinage act changed the silver:gold ratio from 15:1 to 16:1 as gold was overvalued which led to hoarding. Mintages of Capped Bust halves continued to be substantial from twenty-two die pairings. Therefore, this date can be found in all grades. The Nevada Collection specimen is wicked nice and belongs in an advanced collection. Choice fields are mirrored leading to crisp reflective luster during bright light inspection. Coloring is perfectly natural and as I would expect for the issue. A base layer of rose-gray is highlighted by peripheral gold. Housed in older NGC holder with standard insert and CAC approval. A fine offering worthy of special consideration.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Small Date, Small Letters
AU58
NGC
4928462013
O-113
Choice $875 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
Small Date, Small Letters
AU50 PCGS
28813160
O-113
Choice $315 Doubled Outlined Clasp, Choice Original Surfaces, Classic Medium Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. A strictly original example with that classic light dirty gray patina that is expected on natural silver surfaces. This piece was struck by specially hubbed obverse working die with doubled outlined clasp. Accurately graded and fairly priced. Housed in 2013 generaton PCGS holder with edge view insert.
Capped Bust  1834 1834
Large Date, Small Letters
EF45
PCGS
20283007
O-107
Choice $275 Choice Original, Old Album Gray and Gold Toning, Accurately Graded. Old time original toning is the highlight of this 1834 Capped Bust half. Gray shades are overlaid on top of a base layer of golden hues that are evident surrounding the obverse stars and reverse legend. A strong strike with entirely blemish free surfaces. Housed in old blue label PCGS holder with standard ring insert. CAC approval for the strict originality.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU53 NGC
3808764014
O-105
Original $295 Ex. Skidaway Island Collection, Original, Pikes Peak Collection. We close the traditional Capped Bust design and Skidaway Island Collection offerings with this lovely 1835 O-105 half. Eye appeal and toning is typical of the Skidaway "look". Frosty luster and peripheral gold dominate during bright light inspection. Swirling cartwheel are quite pleasing, especially on the reverse. Strike is typical. Housed in newer NGC holder with edge view insert and "Skidaway Island Collection" pedigree plus "O-105" attribution on label.
Capped Bust  1835 1835
AU50 NGC
343947003
O-109
Original $345 Near Choice Original, Dusty Gray Patina, Blemish Free, Accurately Graded. Near choice original surfaces that are covered with dusty gray patina resulting in a mild circulated cameo appearance. Well struck with no blemishes requiring mention. The thicker non transparent obverse toning spots hold this one back from a full choice quality rating. An obvious candidate for CAC approval given the strict originality and accurate grading. Housed in new large font NGC holder and an identical twin to the 1834 in NGC holder 343947-004.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
MS63 PCGS
10416405
O-114
Choice $2000 O-114, Near Gem Original, Gorgeous Eye Appeal, Swirling Cartwheel Luster, Light Rose-Gold Patina, Frosty Surfaces, Conservative Grading. When searching for new GFRC inventory acquisitions, one must look through hundreds of coins to locate the premium pieces. Typically, I know exactly when a premium piece is found based on overall eye appeal. The coin's appearance is that of a piece in my own collection. This is the case with for this gorgeous 1836 Lettered Edge half dollar. The frosty rose-gold surfaces and vibrant cartwheel luster are exceptional. Obverse strike is complete with well rounded stars and bold central devices. Obverse fields are entirely blemish free while the reverse fields surrounding the eagle's head has a tiny amount of chatter that most likely accounts for the MS63 grade. In hand eye appeal is that of a higher grade. GFRC images are unable to portray the overall beauty and luster therefore in hand inspection at a coin show will be necessary for potential owners to fail in love with this later date Capped Bust half. Housed in 2015 style PCGS holder with "Overton 114 and Lettered Edge" listed on the label.
Capped Bust  1836 1836
Lettered Edge
AU58
NGC
4339921002
O-113a
Gem $1500 New June 22! Brilliant Frosted Luster, Olive-Gold Patina, Fully Struck, Obverse Die Cracks, Superb Eye Appeal. The latest client turned consignor arrives with a marvelous 1836 O-113a Capped Bust half to make a resounding impression. I'm so pleased with this initial offering that a JUST BUY IT NOW recommendation is necessary! This is a stunning example that sports an obverse with center olive-gold coloring that is surrounded by peripheral dark blues. The reverse is similarly toned but adds rose shades under a light source. Strike is completely executed on this gem. This is a late die state specimen with bold obverse die cracks. Housed in new large font NGC holder with CAC approval.
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.