Earlyhalves

2015 2017 2018 2019 2013 2014 2016
Current
Rank
2
Set
Complete
100.00%
Set
Rating
57.925
GPA with
Top Bonuses
57.925
GPA
Weighted
57.863
About This Set: Collectors love Bust Halves so much that enthusiasts are called “Bust Nuts.” These coins are available enough in circulated grades to attract a large number of collectors, yet challenging enough in high grades and rare varieties to test the patience of the most determined.
The coins are large and beautiful and they are the handiwork of craftsmen working at America's modest early mint in Philadelphia. Hand worked dies led to many fascinating overdates and popular varieties. Everyone loves overdates, and between 1808 and 1829 there are nineteen different types. Other fascinating varieties resulted from blunders made while working the dies. Some favorites are the 1807 50/20, 1813 50C/UNI, 1814 E/A and the 1836 50/00. In 1823, the 3-punch gave the mint workers a fit, leading to the “Broken 3," the “Patched 3” and the “Ugly 3”—all are beautiful to me!
The toughest coins in this set are the 1807 Bearded goddess, the 1817/4, the 1812/1 Large 8 and the 1839 Small Letters (Small Eagle).
Great collections are built from coins from other great collectors. This set includes coins from significant collectors such at Link, Friend, Graham, Prouty, Kahn, Norweb, Pryor, and Hilgard.
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Comments


Superb!

Posted at 9/16/2019 4:37 PM by KindaNewish

Big T, Just a wonderful set, great orginal 1817/4, Finest known 12/1 Large 8 in AU55, and the Finest Known 1830 O.114 Large Letters, wow, wow, and wow! Great effort and deserving the best set award for 2013....CJ

Posted at 9/7/2013 9:36 PM by [email protected]

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