Pair of new Capped Bust H10c from HJB
I have barely purchased any new coins within the last year, simply because nice Seated and Bust material is usually sold before I even find it. A bit of luck came my way the past couple of weeks with three coin purchases, however. The first was the 1856-S Seated 25c, NGC VF25, Ex.: McCloskey, which I posted in the long-running Seated Liberty thread. Yesterday, I found these two lovely Capped Bust H10c on Harlan J. Berk's website. I haven't really been working on half dimes in recent years, as I have become increasingly far-sighted, such that they all look to be the same variety: the blurry one.
Anyway, these two reside in old, green PCGS holders, each graded AU55. The 1832 has CAC approval while the 1830 does not. I would have guessed it was the other way around based on Mike Printz's lovely photos. I have not got around to attributing them yet, as I was going to buy them regardless of variety - but please do take a crack at the die marriages if you are so inclined. They may a nice complement to my attractively toned 1831 in PCGS AU58, also purchased from HJB many years ago. Hope you enjoyed seeing these images.
Here is the 1831 (LM3) that I have had for about 10 years: