Tag Archive for: Capped Bust Half Dollars

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Coin 281 – 1839. No drapery Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 64+

Coin Number 281 This is the finest known Proof of perhaps 4 or 5 known in all. The color is outstanding with deep golden gray with russet on the frosty devices. The strike is essentially needle sharp throughout, as the steam press really cranked…
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Coin 271 – 1827. Square base 2 Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 67

Coin Number 271 This the finest proof example known from these dies. There were perhaps a half dozen struck in 1827 in the unusual Proof format, as demand was low and few collectors existed in these early times in the United States. This particular…
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Coin 272 – 1832 Capped Bust Half Dollars NGC MS-67

Coin Number 272 As the Capped Bust half dollar series continued the 1830s saw considerable coin production. Many of these coins survive to this date, but precious few can even approach the magnificent quality of this coin. Drenched in satin…
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Coin 273 – 1834 Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 65

Coin Number 273 Overton-104. Classic gem proof quality, with well mirrored fields, satiny frost on the devices, and lovely smoky and earthy fields with tinges of rose silver on the face with deeper reds in the dentils. King of Siam
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Coin 274 – 1834 O-104 Capped Bust Half Dollars NGC MS-67

Coin Number 274 This gorgeous coin was struck on the heavier coining press at the Philadelphia Mint that was used for striking broader diameter coins, such as this half dollar and the large cents. A larger press was needed to produce enough…
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Coin 275 – 1836. Lettered edge, 50 over 00, Overton 116 Capped Bust Half Dollars NGC Proof 66

Coin Number 275 An extremely rare gem proof that represents the final year of issue for this design of the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge variety. This particular variety is amusing in that it was chosen to create Proof coins, despite the blundered…
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Coin 276 – 1836. Reeded Edge, GR-1 Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 66

Coin Number 276 Deeply toned with gunmetal and russet hues spanning the entire mirror and frosty surface. Only a dozen are thought to have been struck in Proof and this one is clearly the finest of those graded by either grading service. The…
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Coin 277 – 1837, Reeded Edge Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS MS-67

Coin Number 277 This is one of the finest of the short-lived Reeded Edge design of late 1836-37. Only three coins have achieved this grade level by PCGS, and none are finer. Splendid iridescent toning here, with greenish gold on the obverse…
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Coin 278 – 1838, Reeded edge, GR-1 Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 66+

Coin Number 278 This is the finest of perhaps only five struck in Proof and a magnificent gem that glows with deep russet gold and blue-gray toning throughout. The strike is bold and sharp on each and every curl, star and feather. The obverse…
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Coin 279 – 1838. Reeded Edge Capped Bust Half Dollars PCGS Proof 64

Coin Number 279 This is a rare Proof issue of 1838, the dies from Graham-14 were polished up and used to strike this coin, for the reverse it is interesting that a rather noticeable die crack is present on the lower left at the base of the…