Bitten by the Bust Half bug

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Lawtoad, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Lawtoad

    Lawtoad Well-Known Member

    Picked this half up relatively inexpensively. Had obtained a few others during the last year. I think this series of halves are casting some sort of collecting spell on me. I seem to be seeking them out often. 32465B9B-5129-4671-BD72-CC588E3E127B.jpeg 0420DCC4-AF6D-4711-95A9-AB237E6E3025.jpeg
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  3. Evan Saltis

    Evan Saltis Student/Collector Supporter

    They are Mong my favorites as well. The halves come out much better than the dimes and quarters for sure.
  4. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    Nice looking circam.
  5. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    They sure are purty...
  6. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

    This is about all that I collect anymore
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  7. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Love it, great looking old timer! Here's mine! :D

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  8. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    They are addicting. Beautiful but addicting.
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  9. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter


    Nice gateway coin...
  10. C-B-D

    C-B-D Well-Known Member

    I have this one in for grading. 1808/7.
  11. Pickin and Grinin

    Pickin and Grinin Well-Known Member

    I like the broken B on that variety.
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  12. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Yup, it's a fever, and an aspirin won't fix it. I have spells myself. The die marriage appears to be O-115, R2. (Slightly uncommon.)
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  13. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

    The well circulated Busts are not only suprsingly inexpensive, but they are HIGHLY collectable with huge histories and are beautiful in the hand. It is a worthwhile area to collect (much better IMIO than running after conditional rarities).

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  14. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    It appears to be the O-115

    nice pick up.

    Note: Be careful it is an addiction!
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  15. micbraun

    micbraun coindiccted

    What do you expect it to grade? VF35?
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  16. Vertigo

    Vertigo Did someone say bust?

  17. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

  18. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I'm having a great time collecting these. Many years ago these didn't cost very much. It's not that way any longer. Wish I had bought more.
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  19. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    My only bust halves are obvious overdates. Here are a few of my favorites 50c 1805 Over 4 Date.JPG 50c 1817 Over 3 Date.JPG 50c 1824 Over 2 Over 0 Date.JPG
  20. cplradar

    cplradar Talmud Chuchum

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  21. bestgrandpa

    bestgrandpa Junior Member

    Capped Bust Halves are my all-time favorites; here are 3 of my raw CBH favorites; 1809-not the best condition but the eye appeal is great; and 2-1834’s large & small dates; better condition than the 1809 & the patina is amazing!

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