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1813 Bust Half Dollar O-108?

 
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 Posted 02/20/2021  4:04 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add bullchaser to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi guys! I've got this 1813 Bust Half Dollar and I've got no idea what variety it is... I thought it most closely resembed the O-108 variety, but there is some sort of die thing with the "O" in "OF" and I couldn't find that anywhere on any of the Overton numbers... What do you guys think? Thanks!


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 Posted 02/20/2021  4:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Spence to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@bull, I definitely see what you are talking about, but that looks more to me like an old circulation hit that moved over a bit of the bottom of the letter O. If you look at the bottom left serif of the letter F, it seems like there is a continuation of the same hit.
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 Posted 02/20/2021  4:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bullchaser to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I see what you're saying, I hadn't noticed that before. So you're saying then that it is more likely damage than a mint issue?
If that is the case, do you know what Overton number it would be?
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So you're saying then that it is more likely damage than a mint issue?


Yes that is exactly what I am saying. However, I am not an advanced collector of this series, so you will have to wait for someone smarter than I am to help with the attribution (and potentially confirmation that this coin took a hit that changed the shape of the letter O).
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 Posted 02/20/2021  6:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Zurie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yours is O-103, and I agree that it's a hit to the bottom of the O.
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 Posted 03/03/2021  11:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IsThisAnything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm not familiar with these, but will admit that's quite a beautiful coin! What a perfect piece to display in a line of designs.
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