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  1. #1
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    2nd career bust half

    This is one of the nicest coins I have ever found. I rank it #2.

    Hit a new site today, with an old school and some old ballfields, and I expected a 30s-40s kind of silver site.

    But no silvers on the ballfields or around the school building, but the site has a large amount of fields, so I wandered them a while. Hit some old targets like an unidentifiable copper (I think it is a KG II), a shoe buckle, and some tack, and a beautiful 06-48 to 08-48 on the E-Trac in a remote corner of one of the fields, near the end of the day, and there she was.

    Its one of the weird 3 varieties for that date, not sure which one, but I think the "patched 3".

    I haven't found many silvers yet this year, but some of the ones I have found have been memorable.

    HH everyone
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    Oldest US: 1793 chain cent; 1800 half dime | 1823 & 1830 bust half | 1842 seated half | 1857 & 1876CC seated quarter | 516 silver coins in 2011!

  2. #2
    us
    Apr 2013
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    Whoa....such a beautiful coin.... I was fortunate to find one several years ago. Oddly enough, it was on a ballfield. You just can't predict. Congrats!
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    Congrats on such a beautiful coin. I'm surprised how many Capped Bust Halves I see posted, more than Seated for sure.
    I'm even more surprised I haven't found one yet
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    Congrats! That thing is AWESOME!

  6. #6
    us
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    Wow. That is beautiful!!
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    Bill B

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    Well Done Congratulations you definitely did fantastic here

  8. #8
    us
    Mar 2014
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    Beautiful coin!! I happen to stumble across an 1825 Capped half last year.... was not expecting that! Congrats on your stunning new half, Ddf.

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    Mega Rake!
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    It's in very good condition, probably lost soon after it was minted?
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    Apr 2017
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    CONGRATS !!!MAGNIFICENT !!!!!!!!!!!

    " Its one of the weird 3 varieties for that date, not sure which one, but I think the "patched 3".

    I'm sure all would agree that any old silver half is a joy to find, but your find is one of the "special" kind.
    I always like to leave no stone unturned when it comes to old coins, ESPECIALLY those that have a handful of varieties like yours. It would nice to read others' opinions on this variety.
    Upon close inspection, I believe that it might be "possible" that your coin is an undiscovered variety.
    ( I'm just saying "possibly" ). Further opinions are warranted & welcomed. It appears the "3" on your coin has a "break" on the top of the arc that the other varieties don't have. Also, the little "tit" that sticks out to the west in the middle
    of the "3" seems to also have a "break" and is angled downward more than the other varieties.

    Whatever comes to be, your coin definitely is one hell of a find in that condition. Now, if you can go out & find its'
    younger sibling, the 1823/2 Quarter, you'll become my hero!!! There were only 17,800 minted & there are very few in the condition your coin is in known to exist. Big bucks for the 1823 Q-Piece !! Below is a comparison chart of the different
    varieties to compare with your coin. I hope yours is a new, unique variety. CHEERS !! J.T.G.
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    Last edited by Jose The Goon; Apr 06, 2021 at 09:17 PM. Reason: More input
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    An off the wall FANTASTIC find - a big congrats !
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  13. #13
    ca
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    First off, what a great looking coin!
    Congrats on your find
    Secondly theres lots of funky varieties of the 1823..some a worth beaucoup bucks, you might have a chunk of change there..excuse the pun lol
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    No exaggeration that is the most beautiful capped half I've ever seen posted here! Congrats on a great find!
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  15. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by ironhorse View Post
    First off, what a great looking coin!
    Congrats on your find
    Secondly theres lots of funky varieties of the 1823..some a worth beaucoup bucks, you might have a chunk of change there..excuse the pun lol
    I totally agree with you ! I just edited my earlier post. "malenkai" could use some more opinions on this.
    "..... you might have a chunk of change there...." That's for sure !!! It would be great.

 

 
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