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My First Capped Bust purchased on GC

RondorRondor Posts: 116 ✭✭✭
edited July 18, 2022 8:51AM in U.S. Coin Forum

thrilled to dive down this rabbit hole!


  • MWallaceMWallace Posts: 3,707 ✭✭✭✭✭

    XF45, one of my favorite grades. Congratulations.

  • Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,524 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Once you start its like a Lays potato chip! You can’t just have one!

  • TomBTomB Posts: 20,294 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 17, 2022 6:21PM

    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.

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  • pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,357 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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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  • Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 1,864 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Cool coin.

    Have fun.

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  • jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 8,713 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great 1st CBH. Congrats. You have entered door that only opens one way.

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  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rondor... Nice beginning.... I like the XF45 grade.... Shows some commerce, but still great detail. Cheers, RickO

  • RondorRondor Posts: 116 ✭✭✭

    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.

  • habaracahabaraca Posts: 1,916 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love the Cir's my average over 300 Overtons was just under VF35

  • joeykoinsjoeykoins Posts: 14,596 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 18, 2022 8:23AM

    Bought my first one at last year's Chicago ANA Show.

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