thrilled to dive down this rabbit hole!
XF45, one of my favorite grades. Congratulations.
Once you start its like a Lays potato chip! You can’t just have one!
That particular design is also known as a Reeded Edge (RE) half dollar and some (many? I don't know...) keep them separate from CBHs.
@TomB is correct, many of us keep those separate from the standard Capped Bust Half Dollar designation.
The main difference is actually how they have derived their name, with the Reeded Edge being the difference.
The lettered edge Capped Bust Hal Dollars (1807-1836), were struck with a Screw Presses, and had edges upset prior to striking on a Castaing Machine.
Reeded Edge Half Dollars (1836-1839), where struck with a Steam Press, and had a reeded collar.
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Great 1st CBH. Congrats. You have entered door that only opens one way.
Congrats, @rondor! We're glad to have you as another bust half enthusiast.
Yeah, the reeded edge halves were a big shift from the lettered edge ones but they're still wonderful early half dollars. Ask any bust half collector if he'd like to own a small letters 1839. Or even an 1836 reeded edge.
@Rondor... Nice beginning.... I like the XF45 grade.... Shows some commerce, but still great detail. Cheers, RickO
I like the circ grades in this series very much. I am thinking to buy what I can afford in up to 58 in the series. Makes more of the series affordable for me.
Love the Cir's my average over 300 Overtons was just under VF35
Bought my first one at last year's Chicago ANA Show.
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