Capped bust half dollar question

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Derrick Combs, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Active Member

    Found this coin in an auction. Not interested in buying it but trying to learn something about it. I'm wondering why in the obverse picture, the rims look uneven? I've seen coin pictures of these with uneven rims like this before. I'm thinking otherwise the coin looks legit? I'm new to the older coins like this and just trying to learn more. Is it just from more wear on the one side? Were the coins made this way? Or is this fake? Screenshot_20210114-080502_eBay.jpg Screenshot_20210114-080514_eBay.jpg
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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    If that were a modern coin, I would say you had a slightly misaligned die strike. Looking forward to seeing what others enlighten us with.
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  4. okbustchaser

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

    Randy is correct. Slightly misaligned obverse die. The rim on the reverse is caused by die--not coin--wear.
    Interesting side note to the O-110 die marriage. It was actually struck in 1836--AFTER the 1836 O-104.
  5. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Active Member

    Ok I had seen others from sellers i know were definitely not selling a fake. Figured I should learn this one before I made a wrong choice. I'll never forget the days of learning what a cleaned Morgan looks like lol. But I learned that one quick... I think the seller called this an O-110 R3
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  6. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    And it does not help that bust halves were struck with an open collar. I suspect if you carefully measured this coin, it would not be perfectly round.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    It's a slight MAD and she's a beauty.
  8. Derrick Combs

    Derrick Combs Active Member

    I was kind of fond of its look too!
  9. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Nice looking coin. Thanks
  10. mike estes

    mike estes Active Member

    great looking coin, good job.
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