Lets see some nice old worn Bust half dollars.

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ldhair, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice super-slider! Looks MS.

    I like Bust halves in any grade.
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  3. dwhiz

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  6. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    Nice type trio, @dwhiz- they kinda match each other!

    Lotta "meat on the bone" for the G06 grade with that 1805 DBH.
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  7. dwhiz

    dwhiz Collector Supporter

    I think the 05 was net graded or they messed up.
    Now a days I'm just putting together a type set, I feel like Moses just wondering around looking for direction.
  8. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Great trio of coins. Love them - especially the color they seem to show in the pictures.
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  9. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

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  10. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    1814 Bust-horz.jpg

    Nice, old and worn. Well, old and worn, anyway. And she found a place in my collection. The die defect over the left wing makes it a cinch to attribute at a glance.
  11. McBlzr

    McBlzr Sr Professional Collector

    Just arrived today. Not my best pics. 1832 O-120a Die crack under Date. Also Die Crack from Star 12 to Curl. I think a worn VF-25.

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  12. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    Just picked this one up for the Overton variety. O-118, R.4, all date digits re-cut higher.
    1434 Bust O-118.jpg
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  13. atcarroll

    atcarroll Well-Known Member

    Here are a couple of my favorites, i'm only missing a handful of dates in my basic date set. IMG_20190119_112442.jpg IMG_20190119_112821.jpg IMG_20190119_112830.jpg IMG_20190119_112751.jpg IMG_20190119_112801.jpg
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  14. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    1828 Bust Half.jpg R.3 Variety, Large crowded words in reverse legend.
  15. longshot

    longshot Enthusiast Supporter

    1831 bust 2-horz.jpg

    Just won on Ebay, $51, O-105, R3
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  17. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & Eccentric Moderator

    "W.H. Vanderbilt" carved on 1826 Capped Bust half dollar


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    Host coin: 1826 USA Capped Bust half dollar.
    Obverse: unaltered except for "W.H. Vanderbilt" graffito in left obverse field.
    Reverse: original eagle design, unaltered.

    Is it really possible this coin once belonged to famous 19th century railroad tycoon William Henry Vanderbilt (1821-1885)?

    Sure, it's possible.

    Is it probable? Not very.

    I'm pretty convinced that the carving is old, but let’s just say I’m not convinced the coin had anything to do with W.H. Vanderbilt personally.

    But maybe, when he was a young man...? Who knows.

    Considering I acquired this piece for about 1/3 less than the regular G4 price of an 1826 Bust half dollar, I saw no reason at all not to include it in my Oddball (Engraved, Love Token, etc.) collection of the time.

  18. AcesKings

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  19. Nathan401

    Nathan401 Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Unfortunately this had to be returned, so I no longer have it. It is damaged, both sides. DC543CFB-A6E2-4743-BEEA-732A652EFB5E.jpeg 9736FFFC-B412-46F0-9A3B-B4342622D94F.jpeg
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  20. coinzip

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  21. okbustchaser

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

    Is that carving (and thus the damage that you mentioned) around the rim of the reverse? I've never seen a 107 with a die crack like this.
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