***Auction Highlight*** 1839-o Capped Bust Half Dollar GR-1 RPM 50c Graded Choice AU/BU Slider+ BY U

View Item in Catalog
 
  Lot #6652  (Sale Order: 3147 of 3243) 
PASSED
This lot was not sold.
Reserve Not Met
"Tax, Shipping & Handling and Internet Premium not included. See Auction Information for full details."

Payment Type:

Payment Type: Please Add / Select Card

Key Date Coins

Internet Premium : 18%
Shipping: Get Estimate

See Special Terms for additional fees
Cash Payment Discount: 3%
Location: Voorhees, NJ



 
Description Terms of Sale
Item Description: Translate description
***Auction Highlight*** 1839-o GR-1 RPM Capped Bust Half Dollar 50c Graded Choice AU/BU Slider+ BY USCG. A new coining press specifically designed for half dollar production saw its first use in March 1839 at the New Orleans Mint. The Southern Mint was established by Act of Congress on March 3, 1835, although its impressive, Greek Revival style building took almost three years for completion. A limited number of 1838-O Bust half dollars were struck for presentation -- perhaps 10 coins -- on a dollar-sized coin press that was ill-suited for the task. Those few 1838-O dated coins represent the first half dollars struck as part of the federal series, although they were not shown as part of the Mint Director's report -- likely because they were struck in early 1839. It is thought another 10 specimen 1838-O coins were struck sometime later in 1839.The reverse from the initial 1838-dated mintage remained in service to strike 1839-O dated coins, when the die was paired with one of four obverse dies. The GR-1 variety was by far the most successful of the New Orleans Mint's half dollar efforts, A total of five die pairs were needed to accomplish the full 1839-O mintage.1839 was the final year for Bust design coinage, which gave way to Christian Gobrecht's Seated Liberty design. As a result, all 1839-O Bust halves are in demand among type collectors and Bust half specialists as the sole readily collectible type with an obverse mintmark. Obverse mintmarks on the half dollar denomination were not seen again until 1916. The variety is further identified by its distinct network of die cracks that course through the date, drapery, and stars. The shattered reverse die stage displays heavy die cracks throughout the legends, branching across the nearly mark-free fields to the eagle's wings and beak. Numerous lumps are seem throughout the major die cracks. A Key Date's Pick, Bid to Win Coin

Unable to retrieve AutoCheck Summary Report, please try back later.


Summary Vehicle History Report below provided by AutoCheck.

AutoCheck® vehicle history reports deliver information on reported accidents, odometer rollback, lemon vehicles, branded titles and much more.

AutoCheck found record(s) for this   


VIN:

Style/Body:

Engine:


Get the full report to learn more:

Know the exact vehicle you want? One report may be all you need.  Single Report $24.99

Researching more than one vehicle? Run as many reports as you like for 21 days Unlimited Reports for 21 Days $44.99
This item is part of Brilliant Post Baltimore Rare Coin Auction 27 pt 2
 Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 | 10:30 AM  Eastern
 
Print This Page

***Auction Highlight*** 1839-o Capped Bust Half Dollar GR-1 RPM 50c Graded Choice AU/BU Slider+ BY U
***Auction Highlight*** 1839-o Capped Bust Half Dollar GR-1 RPM 50c Graded Choice AU/BU Slider+ BY U
Lot number: 6652
Seller: Key Date Coins
Event: Brilliant Post Baltimore Rare Coin Auction 27 pt 2
Ends: Thursday, July 11 | 10:30 AM  Eastern

Message: 500 characters remaining

Cancel 

1.178.0.1016.cfb04c6.13.21