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Bust Half Overton Help

Good morning,
I purchased a few bust halves and would really appreciate some help identifying the Overton variety. It is an 1836 type 1. Edge lettering from 12 o’clock reads “ O X HALF A DOLLAR FIFTY CENTS” . I don’t know if any of that matters for variety attribution or not… Thanks in advance! And I’ll get pics of the next one posted as soon as it arrives.





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    OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,441 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The edge lettering error is quite common and has nothing to do with the die marriage, It looks like Overton 107--an R-4 DM though.

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.
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    seatedlib3991seatedlib3991 Posts: 508 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't know if this is something you would be interested in, but there is a free website called Dave's Bust Half Dollar Site. It contains pictures , written descriptions, & a die marriage identification formula that will allow you to attribute any Bust Half. James

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    BustHalfBrianBustHalfBrian Posts: 4,127 ✭✭✭

    @OKbustchaser said:
    The edge lettering error is quite common and has nothing to do with the die marriage, It looks like Overton 107--an R-4 DM though.

    This is correct. O-107, and it looks like a pretty late die state.

    Lurking and learning since 2010. Full-time professional numismatist.
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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Here is a comparison of the O-107 obv provided by Dave's website and your coin's obv. Go to the site and compare your coin to the 107 or others as you choose. Great website.
    Jim


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    Thank you everyone. I am mostly a dime collector so I really appreciate the help!

    Just checked out the site and think I found my next coin to be an 1826 O-113? Thanks for helping me learn how to fish 😀 Hate to sound dumb, but all the varieties still kind of look the same to me. I’ll definitely need some more practice, but at least now I have a great resource. Thanks!


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    TonedeafTonedeaf Posts: 219 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @DaveZoll said:
    Thank you everyone. I am mostly a dime collector so I really appreciate the help!

    Just checked out the site and think I found my next coin to be an 1826 O-113? Thanks for helping me learn how to fish 😀 Hate to sound dumb, but all the varieties still kind of look the same to me. I’ll definitely need some more practice, but at least now I have a great resource. Thanks!


    It looks like the O-114. I base that on the T/I alignment and the 7th and 13th star location.

    Shiny things distract me.

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    OKbustchaserOKbustchaser Posts: 5,441 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 14, 2023 5:56PM

    It is 114. (Same obverse die as 113)

    For a new collector you have some uncommon die marriages.

    Just because I'm old doesn't mean I don't love to look at a pretty bust.

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