And the Other New Member of My US Type Set

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, Oct 26, 2020.

  1. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter


    It's the other part of the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge (1807-1836) design that I found that I was missing.
    Looking at the Red Book I see there are three general varieties:
    -- First Style (1807-1808)
    -- Remodeled Portrait & Eagle (1809-1833)
    -- Slightly Modified Portrait (1834-1836)
    This coin covers the third design variety.
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  3. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter


    Edit - not sure if everybody knows this, so thought I'd share. PCGS GoldShield coins always* include TrueView. Sometimes these photos aren't the greatest, but it's important to know they exist. When submitting coins, they'll sometimes email you a list of URLs where you can find your own photos, but not always.

    That link will give you same picture as when you look up the cert on, but it'll include several different options for downloading the photo(s).
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2020
  4. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Oops, forgot to ask.
    Would someone please ID the Overton number for me.
  5. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Very nice :D makes me want to restart the $50 bustie set lol :D love the bust halves :D
  6. Magnus87

    Magnus87 Supporter! Supporter

    Hi, Kanga! Looks like O-115, R2. Telltale feature is the “0” of 50 C. which has been “widely recut”, to the left — only usage of this die.
    Have you really been collecting for 65 years? Good for you!!
  7. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Thanks for the ID.

    Yep, started about 1955 in California.
    Had a paper route and the subscription rate was low (less than $1) so I handled lots of change.
    Pulled two 1909 and two 1909 VDB cents right out of circulation, but alas, no S mintmarks.
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  8. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    Correct, it appears to be O-115 R.2

    @Dima: also they should, some PCGS gold shield coins do not include pictures.
  9. Dima

    Dima Member Supporter

    You're absolutely correct - some do not. I believe when they first rolled out the GS holders, they didn't include TV. Then, when TV was initially introduced, it didn't have the same standards as today, so the images (while present) aren't truly up to current standards.
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