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New Girls showed up for the growing group of Crusty Busties taking over my world

pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

What can I say ... I couldn't help myself. ;)

My wallet is a little slimmer, but I feel good.

Please feel free to comment or guess the grade.

Also, if anyone recognizes these girls and knows the consigner (and you can share). I'd love to include further notes about their provenance and stories for my notes. The 24/4 is previously from the Meyer Collection, as noted on the holder.

My pictures tend to be a little darker, and in a softer light than some, but these are close I suppose. I will also show the seller pictures also which are from a sunlight setup if I understand correctly and may highlight the colors better.

Both examples really need to be seen in hand as they rotate through a mix of russets and greens and brown-grey dirty surfaces that change and flash in the light.

Without further ado ...

1820 O-105

seller picture


1824/4 O-110

seller picture

“We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

Todd - BHNC #242


  • WalkerfanWalkerfan Posts: 8,662 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They look high AU to me.

    Beautiful ladies for sure.


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  • ChangeInHistoryChangeInHistory Posts: 2,970 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great looking pick ups!

  • drddmdrddm Posts: 5,275 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Another two beautiful, and original, ladies for your amazing set you’re building....congrats Todd!

    You chose very lovely examples.

    Love 1820’s in general. Yours looks really nicely struck with great hair and feather detail.

    Your 1824/4 is my favorite due to its toning, also with a very nice strike, and what looks like great luster too for the grade, which I’m privy to as well.

    Great additions!


  • SmudgeSmudge Posts: 9,053 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coins, really like the stars on the 20.

  • stmanstman Posts: 11,352 ✭✭✭✭✭

    1820 looks like my kinda coin. I always pay attention to this year as well.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Those are certainly crusty busties..... Great detail... both the eagles have 'full tongue' ( :D not an official grading criteria, just made it up).... Cheers, RickO

  • JimnightJimnight Posts: 10,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice ones! I really like the toning!!

  • DrBusterDrBuster Posts: 5,241 ✭✭✭✭✭


  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love em Buddy! Always have, always will.......Collect on.

  • Eldorado9Eldorado9 Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gotta get me some more Bust material!

  • ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,655 ✭✭✭✭✭

    They look wholesome and high AU, maybe 55? Regardless, great looking busts!

  • oldUScoinsoldUScoins Posts: 232 ✭✭✭✭

    Awesome additions to your collection!

  • astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Keep 'em coming! :)

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks for all the comments so far. I'll reveal the grades and whether or not they have those funny little stickers later today.

    And yes, the 20 was hard to pass by ... one of those coins that kept lingering in my mind after I first saw it ..., although the 24/4, despite the difficulty capturing a good obverse picture, is no slouch at all, with the tripling on the nose adds to the draw

    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,878 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love them...especially the '20. That's Original-Todd worthy. The '24 was cleaned-up at some point, as collectors did so often years ago. Doesn't bother me a bit. And I really like the clean surfaces!

    I know the grades so I won't say.

  • Cougar1978Cougar1978 Posts: 7,188 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 30, 2021 7:48AM

    Really nice bust 50c. Tough find any way you search.

    Coins & Currency both US and World
  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    AU55 but maybe details cleaned? maybe not?

  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,346 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks again for all the comments!

    Both are PCGS AU55, and both have been seen by JA at some point and given a Green Bean.

    These and the 1810 I acquired a few weeks back, all came from the same collection, which Gerry Fortin christened the "Burrowing Owl". I'm glad to keep them together for a while more.

    Have a great start to the weekend!!

    “We are only their care-takers,” he posed, “if we take good care of them, then centuries from now they may still be here … ”

    Todd - BHNC #242
  • CoinscratchCoinscratch Posts: 7,407 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very cool, I wonder when coins like these stopped being found in circulation? I have no idea but would guess around the turn of the century.

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