My Type Set - 7.1 Early Half Dollars

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by kanga, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    This is the pre-Seated Liberty group.
    You may notice that the Draped Bust/Small Eagle Reverse (1796-1797) is missing.
    Check your Red Book and you'll see why.

    1795 Flowing Hair - PCGS VF-20

    1806 Draped Bust/Heraldic Eagle Reverse/Knob 6, Large Stars - PCGS XF-40 CAC
    (I think there's supposed to be traces of an overdate but that'll take a closer look.)

    1807 Capped Bust/Lettered Edge/First Style/Large Stars, 50 over 20 - PCGS VF-30

    1837 Capped Bust/Reeded Edge/Reverse 50 CENTS - NGC AU-58
    (Die crack on both sides; I call the obverse a "rainbow" and reverse appears to be 360° but will take a closer look.)

    1838 Capped Bust/Reeded Edge/Reverse HALF DOL. - PCGS AU-55

    Next up, the Seated Liberty halves.
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  3. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Oh, snap! I love that 1795, and not just because it's a Flowing Hair. It's also a CircCam!
  4. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    Going through this "dog and pony show" of my type set has awakened me to the fact that I've missed some varieties.
    A few are obviously because of price:
    -- 1796 Draped Bust/Small Eagle Reverse 25¢
    -- 1796-1797 Draped Bust/Small Eagle Reverse 50¢
    But there are more because I was basing my set on the NGC Registry Type Set, varieties that they didn't include.

    I'll go through my Red Book closely and see what I'm missing and determine if I can fill in what I consider the gaps.
  5. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    You will find that the overdate is quite hard to distinguish on the O-102 die marriage...consisting of a line at the tops of the 0 and the 6.


    By the way, I don't think I've ever mentioned it, but I really like your type set.
  6. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I like posts like this.
    I copy the information and put it in my folder with the coin's pics.
    The sometime I may get to check it out with my coin in hand.

    And thanks for your appreciation.
  7. kanga

    kanga 60 Year Collector

    I looked at a larger image and my coin doesn't appear to have the overdate characteristics.
  8. okbustchaser

    okbustchaser Just plain busted

    Well, you forced me to take another look. Actually, you have an example of O-105 (difference obverse die; same reverse die) which isn't one of the 1806/5 varieties. The recut T in LIBERTY is diagnostic. It is sometimes referred to as the large stars variety, but in reality there isn't much--if any--difference in size between this and the small stars of the other obverse dies.

    Hey, I told you the overdate was hard to see--especially when it isn't there!
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018
  9. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder

    All nice coins, but the 1795 and 1837 really caught my eye!
  10. Mainebill

    Mainebill Wild Bill

    Nice looking halves. Especially like the 1795
  11. mark_h

    mark_h Somewhere over the rainbow

    Really nice Kanga.
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