1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar, Almost Uncirculated

1834 Capped Bust Half Dollar, Almost Uncirculated

265.00

Large Date, Small Letters, Overton-106, Large 4 over Small 4. An original coin, this appears to have completely been missed by the legions of those who cleaned such items in the 1950's/60's, suggesting that it was never owned by a collector. The moderate blue-grey toning does not hide the luster visible underneath, although it may not be obvious in my images. Almost Uncirculated in my opinion, while understanding the realities of "commercial" grading, which rewards flash over substance, so that very possible they would only certify this as an EF-45. Be that as it may, a great coin as a Type example, if you like originality. An interesting side-light is the strike-through that appears at the "LI" of LIBERTY beneath the cap edge. This is NOT a scratch as it travels "below" the letters, and probably was the result of a piece of wire from the brushes used by the Mint to clean out the dies prior to use.

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