1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar, PCGS/CAC VG-10, Popular Type

1839-O Capped Bust Half Dollar, PCGS/CAC VG-10, Popular Type

950.00

Popular as the only Capped Bust Half Dollar date struck at New Orleans (other than the uber rare 1838-O Specimen strike coinage), and also for having the unusual case of bearing the Mintmark on the Obverse of the coin. As a result, actual sales values trump supposed "retail" price guide values, including those at PCGS. My price based upon actual auction results in the last half of 2017. Otherwise, a nice problem free circulated example, confirmed by CAC - perhaps a bit unusual on a coin in this grade, but welcome nonetheless. This also shows the unusual feature of heavy die cracks on the Reverse, indicating die failure was not long off. That in itself is a bit unusual for a coin of which less than 180,000 were struck, but may say something about the relatively primitive nature of the equipment at the "Big Easy".

PCGS 6181.10/20384089

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