Who says multiples aren't fun

Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by okbustchaser, May 27, 2022.

  1. okbustchaser

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

    Nothing better to do tonight, so I thought I’d put together a die study on the 1817 O-105 die marriage. This was the last use of obverse die 3-s2. (Used previously to strike the O-103a--the punctuated date die marriage in the die state with the dot removed).

    In all there are four die states for this die marriage:

    (1) No Obverse or Reverse die cracks (the O-105 Prime; Probably R7 per the Auction and Mail Bid Prices Realized (AMBPR)

    Although I have seen one of the 6 or 7 known I don’t own one to show. One of my favorite dealers does have one listed for sale though--and my birthday is coming (hint hint)

    (2) Obverse die cracks only the O-105; probably R6 (13-30 examples) per the AMBPR


    Note the crack at star 9 No die crack at date


    No crack at top of OF.

    (3) the O-105a...Obverse and Reverse die cracks , R4- (150 to 200 examples)

    Die crack at date just starts above 7 in date


    Die crack above OF


    4) the O-105b...Full-blown Obverse and Reverse die cracks Probably R-4+ (76 to 125 examples)

    Crack at Star 9 extends fully across Liberty's cap; crack at date extends to rim above Star 11


    Reverse no difference from above

  2. Avatar

    Guest User Guest

    to hide this ad.
  3. MIGuy

    MIGuy Well-Known Member

    Those are amazing, as are your attribution ninja skills. Would you mind sharing how many different varieties of Capped Bust Half Dollars overall that you have? I assume you have a complete set of the Capped Bust Halves? I'm working on a low grade basic year set now. One small request, will you sign my book for me? ;)
    okbustchaser likes this.
  4. Mainebill

    Mainebill Bethany Danielle

    That’s a great progression
    okbustchaser likes this.
  5. Dave Waterstraat

    Dave Waterstraat Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, doubles through die progression is a fun way to collect. I'm guilty...
    okbustchaser likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page