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I got hooked on Bust Half Dollars

ldhairldhair Posts: 7,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

A good friend here caused it. I needed a new direction.

Larry

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    GoldenEggGoldenEgg Posts: 1,924 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow! I like that.

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    RollermanRollerman Posts: 1,840 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Nice coin for sure!

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    JustacommemanJustacommeman Posts: 22,847 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 30, 2017 7:34PM

    Was this your gateway coin?

    m

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    JRoccoJRocco Posts: 14,277 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That looks like a really strong 53.
    Wish all my 53's looked like that.

    Some coins are just plain "Interesting"
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    ldhairldhair Posts: 7,124 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Justacommeman said:
    Was this your gateway coin?

    m

    Actually it was this one.

    Larry

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice 1820 O-108 Larry, congrats on a great pick up!
    Tough year, with the 3rd lowest montage in the CBH series, behind the 1815/2 and 1807.

    Enjoy the hunt!

    Dave

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beauties, everyone

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    BroadstruckBroadstruck Posts: 30,497 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So you really want us to believe your friend is to blame for turning you into a Chubby Coin Chaser? ;):p

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    astroratastrorat Posts: 9,221 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would be of no help with your addiction. At best, I'm an enabler.

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    OuthaulOuthaul Posts: 7,440 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ldhair said:
    A good friend here caused it. I needed a new direction.

    A very impressive bust!

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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Very nice coin....I am weakening... trying to resist..... will not give in.... maybe.... :D:D Cheers, RickO

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    oih82w8oih82w8 Posts: 11,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 31, 2017 8:07AM

    Better watch out on those busties...they are addictive!

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    shorecollshorecoll Posts: 5,445 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Only buy AUs...since I can't afford them, you won't be competing with me. Actually I can afford some, but not 200, 300 or more. After all, it IS an addiction.

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    ElmerFusterpuckElmerFusterpuck Posts: 4,627 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The Capped bust half series is beyond ugly, horribly made (look at all those mistakes) and really not worth the bother. You really should find another series.

    :D

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    lkeigwinlkeigwin Posts: 16,887 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great to have you on board, Larry! I must say I'm not surprised. You have terrific taste, a good eye, and lots of experience with busties.

    What a beautiful example, too...the 1820 O.108. It is a Class IV doubled die. Not shelf doubling...true hub doubling. The reverse WD was slightly offset during its second hub impression, leaving visible doubling on the left wing, talons, claws, leaves, berries and arrow heads.
    Lance.

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    BillJonesBillJones Posts: 33,485 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have always enjoyed having a piece of John Reich's original die work in my collection. This is the 1807 "50 or 20" variety which is fairly common. The "5" was first punched upsidedown.


    details of the "50 over 20"

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    calgolddivercalgolddiver Posts: 1,402 ✭✭✭✭✭

    since we are sharing ... here's my first ... also picked up in the last 7 days

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    SSRSSR Posts: 235 ✭✭✭✭

    Mine for a few more days and then sold at Great Collections. Shame to see a beauty go
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    23Pairer23Pairer Posts: 911 ✭✭✭

    A truly great series in terms of the potential beauty of an original coin, be it circulated or Mint State. The character of a clash-marked and/or "crusty" VF or XF can not be beaten, IMHO.

    Great pictures, everyone! Love the close-up, @lkeigwin



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    TwoSides2aCoinTwoSides2aCoin Posts: 43,849 ✭✭✭✭✭

    God bless you and your friend (s). ... this series reminds me of the Eagle’s song Hotel California. You know that line : “you can check out any time you like, but....” ?

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    johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    cool busties

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @lkeigwin said:
    Great to have you on board, Larry! I must say I'm not surprised. You have terrific taste, a good eye, and lots of experience with busties.

    What a beautiful example, too...the 1820 O.108. It is a Class IV doubled die. Not shelf doubling...true hub doubling. The reverse WD was slightly offset during its second hub impression, leaving visible doubling on the left wing, talons, claws, leaves, berries and arrow heads.
    Lance.

    good comments and a nice clear picture

    Thanks for posting

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    TreashuntTreashunt Posts: 6,747 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    I have always enjoyed having a piece of John Reich's original die work in my collection. This is the 1807 "50 or 20" variety which is fairly common. The "5" was first punched upsidedown.


    details of the "50 over 20"

    nice one, back in 2003 I cherried one in VG, low grade, but hey, still fun

    Frank

    BHNC #203

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    drddmdrddm Posts: 5,303 ✭✭✭✭✭

    My first bust half.....picked it up on the BST back in the summer of 2007, and then I slid down that slippery slope....BEST. THING. EVER!!!

    A great series to collect and one chock full of amazing examples....



    Dave

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    spacehaydukespacehayduke Posts: 5,476 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @ldhair said:

    @Justacommeman said:
    Was this your gateway coin?

    m

    Actually it was this one.

    I remember that bustie........ Very nice!

    Best, SH


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