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CBH short set....Finis

jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 30, 2023 10:25AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Once I got this first piece, I knew I was going to jump back in!
Containing just 13 dates... (1807-1820)
It's a short set of early year bust halves that focuses on some of my favorite late die states, overdates, minor mint mess ups and whatever cool coins I want to add..
Primarily VF grades, but I will definitely drop lower to get a tough coin, or bump up if a great XF or AU comes along...
Presently around 20, feels like it'll be a box of forty project before too long...😅

1807...Bearded Goddess


1808...110a, toughest 1808, fresh from @drddm


1809....115 thin planchet


1810...107a


1811...112a


1812...106


1813...107a


1814...106a


1815/2...101


1817/3


1818...104a


1819/8...103a


1820/19...101


1820...107


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    opportunityopportunity Posts: 1,008 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm a big fan of any 1807 O-111a/b!

    Early American Copper, Bust and Seated.

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Fantastic coins!!

    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.
    BHNC #AN-10
    JRCS #1606

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem ... Very nice coins... Enjoy your new addiction... :D;) Cheers, RickO

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks RickO, it's more of a relapse but the hunt is on !

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love your bearded goddess @jayPem !!

    Looking forward to seeing all your other additions!

    Dave

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Dave!
    I'll add to the post periodically as the collection comes together..

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    RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 707 ✭✭✭✭

    Wonderful eye you got there.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    .
    "Presently around 20, feels like it'll be a box of forty project before too long...😅"
    .
    If I counted correctly, then the first box (20) is full. Next....

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Correct!
    The next box of 20 is filling up although I'm not sure I know the number off hand... I do know that there are 5 dates left to finish the set though 👏

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 28, 2023 9:01PM

    Part four posted at the top.
    The key, 1815/2... and my favorite, the fabulous 1817/3 🤗

    The only other coin in the box for these dates is this very late die state 17-105a, a must have for any set of cracked bust halves!

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks Todd ( @pursuitofliberty )
    Fixed the background on my 1813, now I can sleep at night.. 😜

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh man that last 1814/3.... I am a sucker for bust half errors and 1814's. The combo of the off center and the 1814 yeardate gives me chills! Great surfaces on that guy too, it is a very attractive coin.

    You know you need to squeeze a single leaf somewhere in there, right?

    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.
    BHNC #AN-10
    JRCS #1606

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Funny you should mention that!
    I'm leaning toward the 13-109a, there have been a couple I was close to pulling the trigger on but so far there have been other coins I've wanted...
    17-106a is another one the set needs.
    14-105a for sure... of course it'd be great to have them all 🤑

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And as long as I'm taking about coins I want to add to this set... does anyone have an 1809 109b gathering dust??
    🤔

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 9, 2023 2:30PM

    Part 5 posted up top... 1818

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Oh yeah, shall we call this the "b" state?
    Yeah or nay...

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    SouthcountySouthcounty Posts: 639 ✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem said:
    Oh yeah, shall we call this the "b" state?
    Yeah or nay...

    I was just about to comment that the 1818 104a sure does look like the "b" to me as I see that crack at star 8 and through down to 13. What else is needed to qualify?
    Love this concept of coins with character.

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem said:
    Oh yeah, shall we call this the "b" state?
    Yeah or nay...

    I don't know the die state 'b'. My Overton 3rd edition does not have that listed. Only 104a. PCGS does not list it that I can see. However, my relatively new die state progression book has a 104.3 which I will assume is 'b' as the 'a' is 104.2. So with all that - Yes it is a 'b'. Here is the HA photo that the book references to qualify for a 104.3. The OP one looks to be a little more later die state (the crack through right side stars and also the crack 'joint' below bust and heavier on crack at top).

    https://coins.ha.com/itm/a/1139-2990.s
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    OP for ease of comparison.

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I wasn't aware of the b state either..
    It's a pretty arbitrary designation. Great that we now have the bhnc decimal system!
    As far as the 18 -104 goes, I think the triangular chip, especially a heavy one like this, is about as late as it gets 👍

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    lilolmelilolme Posts: 2,517 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Bust Half website does list the 'b'.
    If you can believe their rating, then it is an R6.
    One question I would have is how long has this one been 'on the books' (since not in old Overton and PC) and how many more might there be (found)? Then how many collecting them. Either way it appears to be a good thing. :)

    http://www.maibockaddict.com/1818-o-104-capped-bust-half-dollar.shtml

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=2YNufnS_kf4 - Mama I'm coming home ...................................................................................................................................................................... RLJ 1958 - 2023

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2023 5:36PM

    Updated with this 1819/8
    Not too many big die cracks in the 1819 marriages but this one counts.
    There is a later die state with a couple more and heavier cracks, still looking!
    This image will have to do for now also…


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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 26, 2023 5:38PM

    Ok, fixed the size but lost my circle crop.. helpless.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    And there it is... my 1807 to 1820 short set, wrapped up and posted for your viewing pleasure.
    Cheers

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    jacrispiesjacrispies Posts: 758 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bravo my friend! I wish my progress was as swift as yours. Congrats on the fantastic assembly!

    "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you" Matthew 6:33. Young fellow suffering from Bust Half fever.
    BHNC #AN-10
    JRCS #1606

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    pursuitoflibertypursuitofliberty Posts: 6,661 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You are just badass Jordy! Damn those are some really fine hot messes!!

    Love them all!!

    I am a bit partial (kind of) to the 11-112a, 14-106a and 18-104a ... not exactly sure why ... they all just kind of speak to me. Of course the Beard is very cool, and the 14-103 with the punched T on the obverse is still one of my favorites you've ever shown.


    “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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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jacrispies said:
    Bravo my friend! I wish my progress was as swift as yours. Congrats on the fantastic assembly!

    Some of these I've had for some time, but the other pieces really started falling into place...a bit swifter than I imagined actually 🤯
    Of course it's really just a start... so many great late states to try and find. As you said, still no single leaf!

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @pursuitofliberty said:
    You are just badass Jordy! Damn those are some really fine hot messes!!

    Love them all!!

    I am a bit partial (kind of) to the 11-112a, 14-106a and 18-104a ... not exactly sure why ... they all just kind of speak to me. Of course the Beard is very cool, and the 14-103 with the punched T on the obverse is still one of my favorites you've ever shown.

    Thanks Todd!
    You've helped me pull the trigger on alot of these coins, and also helped me not pull the trigger on a few as well...
    As I said already, far from done, so I'm sure you'll be hearing from me once I'm back from summer vacation 🏖

    Agree all the way on the 11-112a, 14-106a, 18-104a, 14-103.... but that
    12-106.... 💥

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    dhikewhitneydhikewhitney Posts: 384 ✭✭✭

    Very nice; has the look/color/toning that I like.

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    percybpercyb Posts: 3,303 ✭✭✭
    edited May 31, 2023 8:18PM

    Congratulations. You’ve a great set going there! I love the capped bust 50 c.

    "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." PBShelley
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    Pnies20Pnies20 Posts: 2,121 ✭✭✭✭✭

    👏

    Lookin good

    BHNC #248 … 121 and counting.

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    CocoinutCocoinut Posts: 2,505 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You have a nice set of halves with many interesting varieties.

    Countdown to completion of my Mercury Set: 2 coins. My growing Lincoln Set: Finally completed!
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    cappedlibertyxcappedlibertyx Posts: 58 ✭✭✭

    I really enjoyed your "short set+." Some legendary marriages in the bunch. The 1814 O.107a is a looker. Don't forget to BOLO for an 1813 O.105a VLDS. It would fit right in that set. (Not that you need to change a thing w it because its perfect the way it is.) This has been my favorite thread in quite some time. Thank you.

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    jayPemjayPem Posts: 4,057 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Thanks all!
    I'll keep posting additions when they turn up... 👏

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