Bust Half Dollars were made from 1794 to 1839. All were minted at Philadelphia except in 1838 and 1839 when the New Orleans mint made Bust Half Dollars.
There are sub-types as follows: --- Flowing Hair (1794-1795) --- Draped Bust, Small Eagle Reverse (1796-1797) --- Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle Reverse (1801-1807) --- Capped Bust, Lettered Edge (1807-1836) --- Capped Bust, Reeded Edge – 50 CENTS Reverse (1836-1837) --- Capped Bust, Reeded Edge – HALF DOL. Reverse (1838-1839).
Bust Half Dollars are extensively collected by date as well as by die varieties.
CAC. An exceptionally pleasing and problem-free example of this classic early half dollar!
Overton-112. Very attractive for the grade.
Pointed 6, Stems. Solid detail from a nice even strike. Pleasing steel-gray surfaces.
Draped Bust. O-110. Pleasing steel-gray surfaces. An attractive example of this early Bust Half 'type'.
Strong detail with nice light color and very clean surfaces.
CAC approved. Sharp detail on the obverse with a bit of softness in the center of the reverse. The pleasing original color and outstanding surfaces are what make this coin special!
Amazingly well struck with incredible reflective surfaces. The luster is intense and mostly white with a very faint golden-gray hue. I remember seeing this coin in the 1970's offered at auction as a Proof! It takes an amazing coin to leave such a long lasting impression!
CAC approved. Square Base 2. A gorgeous coin with fiery mint luster and light golden-tan toning. The strike is sharp and there are very few marks on this very impressive, near-Gem early half dollar!
CAC approved. Square Base , Small 8, Large Letters. O-112. R-3. Well struck and evenly struck with considerable mint luster beneath russet-gold and steel-gray surfaces with a touch of ice blue at the rim.
A fantastic Bust Half with remarkably intense original luster and a needle-sharp strike. The obverse has light iridescent toning of champagne-gold and blue. It has only a few very minor marks. As neat as the obverse is, the reverse is even better. It has a bit less color and is essentially void of marks. This beautiful coin really is a work of art!
Well detailed and attractive.
Small Date, Small Letters. Very attractive multicolor toning over outstanding surfaces.
Very well struck with a nice silver-gray patina.