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1814 fifty cents... GTG... revealed

jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited February 18, 2023 2:37PM in U.S. Coin Forum

Went to the local show after 3 years absence. Its a show where generally only a couple dealers have anything out if the ordinary...
So imagine my surprise when I ran across @coinlieutenant set up there for his first time!
Took a minute to put face to name but very psyched to meet the man in person at last, and even pick up a cool bust half fresh from the @fishteeth collection.... score!
(will do a separate gtg with that if I can manage an acceptable pic. )

The other big surprise was this coin...
One of my favorite varieties and one I've been chasing for many years... as a few here on the board know all too well 😅
The Overton is not a difficult one to identify, but feel free to add that to your guess if you like ..


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    kirkminkkirkmink Posts: 172 ✭✭✭✭

    XF-40

    "Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?"- Calvin and Hobbes

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 17, 2023 7:51PM

    Congrats @jayPem You finally got your 106a!
    Love the cracks!
    Dave

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    Mr_SpudMr_Spud Posts: 4,447 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45

    Mr_Spud

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    CladiatorCladiator Posts: 17,919 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very Nice! Love that variety and die state. How was the show? I couldn't make it today but hope to get over there tomorrow. Am really looking forward to hitting the Lt's table.

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 717 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF-35 lovely 106a! I like the weakness in the cap, it accentuates the reverse die break.

    "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 6:23. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.

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    Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    45

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great looking coin Jordy!

    Way to go!!

    As has been said O-106A. Currently listed as DS 106.3 (there's nothing further).

    Grade? Hmmmmm ... VF30?


    “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
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    morgandollar1878morgandollar1878 Posts: 4,006 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF35

    Instagram: nomad_numismatics
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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Cladiator said:
    Very Nice! Love that variety and die state. How was the show? I couldn't make it today but hope to get over there tomorrow. Am really looking forward to hitting the Lt's table.

    You know, it was cool to be back... pretty tiny show, as you probably know but thinking back, it's remarkable how many cool deals I've stumbled upon there over the years...

    This coin was almost too weird.
    I did a quick run through and it seemed very unlikely that anyone was going to have any decent bust halves, and them pow, there it was!

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Great looking coin Jordy!

    Way to go!!

    As has been said O-106A. Currently listed as DS 106.3 (there's nothing further).

    Grade? Hmmmmm ... VF30?

    106.3...?
    Leaving room for some yet to be discovered ultraLDS??
    Oh, recovered my password and now have a copy of the book on the way!
    Snap

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @drddm said:
    Congrats @jayPem You finally got your 106a!
    Love the cracks!
    Dave

    Dave, maybe you should post an XF since we seem to be getting a few guesses...
    And this one is really just a place holder 😅

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,593 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem said:

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    Great looking coin Jordy!

    Way to go!!

    As has been said O-106A. Currently listed as DS 106.3 (there's nothing further).

    Grade? Hmmmmm ... VF30?

    106.3...?
    Leaving room for some yet to be discovered ultraLDS??
    Oh, recovered my password and now have a copy of the book on the way!
    Snap

    I believe that we will uncover more Die States as the next few years roll by. Either by understanding of progression, resulting in new intermediate states, or with new latest known Dies States (kind of like my 13-101a / 101.3).

    Kewl deal on the book. I'll be interested to what you know that we don't have in there ... yet!


    “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
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    TennesseeDaveTennesseeDave Posts: 4,741 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF-30

    Trade $'s
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    kazkaz Posts: 9,067 ✭✭✭✭✭

    to me it looks 40 but I think the assigned grade is 35. Looks like the rev die was falling apart. really cool!

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    ThreeCentSilverFLThreeCentSilverFL Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Tough but I’m at 40. Nice one.

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    DennisHDennisH Posts: 13,963 ✭✭✭✭✭

    VF35.
    Love that crack!

    When in doubt, don't.
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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Such a cool die state

    VF35

    BHNC #248 … 108 and counting.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,044 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 30's had it!
    If I could have been picky, I guess I would have asked for a 35 with some retained luster and a bit of color, but...
    This one is a total keeper!
    It's sharp with great details, but not really a bit of luster on it, and thus not ever going to go XF imo.

    Just filled my second box of 10 for this cbh project, early date LDS pieces, mostly in choice VF. Trying to get as many of the big cracks as I can 😅

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Perfect look!

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2023 7:18PM

    Regardless of the grade @jayPem she’s a beauty of a REALLY cool die marriage and die state!

    My O.106a PCGS XF40 happens to be one of my favorite coins in my collection due to all the cool clashes and the LDS with all the cracks fully formed.


    Dave

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    TPRCTPRC Posts: 3,739 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @drddm-that one is really nice and I would have graded it higher.

    jaypem-my first reaction was xf-40. I love the piece.

    Tom

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    Herb_THerb_T Posts: 1,641 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @drddm said:
    Regardless of the grade @jayPem she’s a beauty of a REALLY cool die marriage and die state!

    My O.106a PCGS XF40 happens to be one of my favorite coins in my collection due to all the cool clashes and the LDS with all the cracks fully formed.


    Dave

    I really like this coin….if you decide to sell this, you need to contact me….

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem ... Nice find... Late to the game, but was thinking 35.... Neat die cracks and clash... Cheers, RickO

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice, one of the varieties that I haven't found yet--
    That I liked

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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