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Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Dollars U. S. Flowing Hair Half Dollars
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Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2744 1794 Overton 105 (R-5) F $7,000.00
1794 Overton 105 (R-5). Fine, and a satisfying example of this popular date. The reverse is typically...
Fine, and a satisfying example of this popular date. The reverse is typically soft on the eagle's head and tops of the wings, but this is diagnostic to this die pairing. Struck from the middle die state, which lacks the later die crack spanning the upper reverse. The surfaces are clean and attractive for this first year of issue, with medium gunmetal gray fields offsetting the lighter...  more
2745 1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing EF $3,500.00
1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing. Extremely Fine and a strong representative of this high grade....
Extremely Fine and a strong representative of this high grade. Bright silver dominates the surfaces with a frame of speckled russet-gold coalescing around the edges and devices. Traces of lustre remain in the protected areas. There are some minor surface scratches in the right obverse field, but a glass is needed to find them. Clean rims and devices otherwise offer neither bumps nor adjustment...  more
2746 1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing VF $4,000.00
1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing. Very Fine. Light toning about the edge with the centers bright...
Very Fine. Light toning about the edge with the centers bright due to a past cleaning. A mediocre strike over surfaces that do not suffer from any major marks. A respectable example of this second year of issue that should bring spirited bidding.
2747 1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing F $1,200.00
1795 O.109 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing. Fine. There is an ancient scratch skipping through the two...
Fine. There is an ancient scratch skipping through the two upper stars and the top of Liberty's head, plus other minor handling marks and nicks expected for a coin of the period. Dark gray fields with lighter silver devices produce the desired attractive appearance. Sharply struck, particularly on the reverse, and an excellent collector coin.
2748 1795 O.116 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing CH AU $12,500.00
1795 O.116 (R-4). Two Leaves Below Wing.  Brilliant Uncirculated and virtually Choice. Toned with...
Brilliant Uncirculated and virtually Choice. Toned with a mixture of russet-gold and sky blue over the obverse and reverse, with muted silver present at certain angles. There are adjustment marks on the obverse, which extend around much of the rim with some faintly crossing over Liberty's face and hair. A strong loupe will find a light scrape on Liberty's neck and bust. Sharply impressed...  more
2749 1795 O.115 (R-5). Two Leaves Under Each Wing VG $1,100.00
1795 O.115 (R-5). Two Leaves Under Each Wing. A nicely toned Very Good specimen. The stars, rims,...
A nicely toned Very Good specimen. The stars, rims, and legends are entirely complete, as is essentially all of the denticulation. Liberty is boldly outlined on the obverse, and is complemented by pleasant medium lavender-gray toning. Some of the obverse hair curls are evident behind Liberty's ear. The reverse is toned a somewhat paler gray with deeper russet at the periphery, however...  more
2750 1795 O.129 (R-5) EF $6,000.00
1795 O.129 (R-5). Extremely Fine in terms of wear but the coin exhibits numerous tiny nicks that are...
Extremely Fine in terms of wear but the coin exhibits numerous tiny nicks that are hidden in the reverse denticles. The strike is wonderful and the color is a pale gray with some gold blended in. There are a pair of obverse adjustment marks on the bust and a few scattered marks but this coin has a respectable appearance and should be closely viewed by the Bust Half specialist.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Dollars U. S. Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half Dollars
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2751 1809 O.106 (R-3). Brilliant Uncirculated BU $3,000.00
1809 O.106 (R-3). Brilliant Uncirculated. The initial appearance is that of a Choice or better coin,...
The initial appearance is that of a Choice or better coin, however, the toning belies a past gentle cleaning. Recovered today with teal through the dentils and russet-gold reaching to the stars and legend while the centers are generally bright silver. Sharply impressed on the stars and curls, and both dies show slight evidence of multiple clashing. Examination will find a couple of faint...  more
2752 1826 O.112a CH AU $450.00
1826 O.112a. Choice About Uncirculated, and worthy of a premium for the splendid pastel iridescence...
Choice About Uncirculated, and worthy of a premium for the splendid pastel iridescence that graces both the obverse and reverse with vivid teal, russet and gold over shimmering lustre. A later die state with tiny die chips out of the 'N' of UNITED and the first 'S' of STATES. Minor handling marks and random hairlines fail to detract from the desirable quality of this coin.
2753 1826 O.113a (R-3). Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $2,200.00
1826 O.113a (R-3). Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, and approaching the Gem class were it not for some...
- and approaching the Gem class were it not for some faint pin scratching in the upper right obverse field and between the neck and right wing of the eagle. Toned with an attractive mix of russet-gold, gray and blue over lustre. A sharply struck coin which retains bold appeal and lovely toning.
2754 1828 O.101. Curl Base, Pointed Top 2, Small 8s VERY CH BU $3,400.00
1828 O.101. Curl Base, Pointed Top 2, Small 8s.  Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Probably the...
Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Probably the Finest Known as this is the finest reported in AMBPR by Steve Herrman and is the finest listed in the Overton/Parsley census as the sole MS64. Although a common variety, the present coin is simply a delight to study. Creamy white lustre throughout, and sharply impressed on all save two obverse stars which don't quite show their bold...  more
2755 1829 O.111a (Unique as Proof). Repunched '9'. Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $19,000.00
1829 O.111a (Unique as Proof). Repunched '9'. Choice Brilliant Proof. A coin of stunning beauty with...
A coin of stunning beauty with rich golden-sunset toning over the entire surface with a touch of darker blue near the rims. The strike is bold on all the obverse stars, Liberty's curls and the eagle's talons, areas poorly defined on regular issue coins. It is curious that the coiner chose this die pair to strike a Proof coin, as the reverse was first used in 1828 for circulation strikes. Both...  more
2756 1830 O.111. Small '0'. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $700.00
1830 O.111. Small '0'. Brilliant Uncirculated with claims to the Choice category. Medium gold toning...
- with claims to the Choice category. Medium gold toning over very satiny surfaces. The strike is above average and lends a very distinguished appearance to this lovely coin.
2757 1830 O.113. Small '0'. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $500.00

- or finer. Satiny lustre with some light gold toning. A strong strike compliments the toning and gives this coin great eye appeal.
2758 1831 O.109 CH AU $400.00
1831 O.109. Liberty's profile shows doubling at the nose, lips, upper chin, and neck. Choice About...
Liberty's profile shows doubling at the nose, lips, upper chin, and neck. Choice About Uncirculated and very close to a full Mint State designation. This highly compelling specimen offers lilac-lavender devices and peripheries accompanied by rich golden central fields. For those that appreciate attractive toning, this is certainly a coin for you. ANACS AU58.
2759 1831 O.116 (R-3). Brilliant Uncirculated BU $850.00
1831 O.116 (R-3). Brilliant Uncirculated and retaining prooflike reflectivity in the fields. Toned...
- and retaining prooflike reflectivity in the fields. Toned with attractive dark golden-gray with purple accents near the devices. Boldly struck throughout, and an impressive example of this variety. Identifiable by a pair of sharp nicks on Liberty's bust.
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Dollars U. S. Capped Bust, Reeded Edge Half Dollars
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2760 1836 Reeded Edge. (Low R-7 as Proof). Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $16,000.00
1836 Reeded Edge. (Low R-7 as Proof). Choice Brilliant Proof. A gloriously toned Choice coin that...
A gloriously toned Choice coin that may grade even higher were it not for some inconspicuously positioned obverse hairline scratches. The visual allure is truly exceptional on this important first coinage from the newly installed steam coining press at the Philadelphia Mint. The toning ranges from deep gray to gunmetal blue with hints of lavender in the reflective fields. Fully and boldly...  more
2761 1839'O' Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $4,500.00
1839'O' Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Here is a delightful example of this elusive issue that retains...
Here is a delightful example of this elusive issue that retains ample mint frost and delicate blue and light gold toning over most of the surface. The strike is sharp and both the obverse and reverse die show extensive die cracks through the date, stars and reverse legends and devices. This is a middle die state as these cracks continue to expand in width and length on others seen from...  more
Categories  •  Stack's October 2006 New York The 71st Anniversary Sale U. S. Half Dollars U. S. Liberty Seated Half Dollars
Lot # Description GradeView our Explanation of Comparative Grading Hammer Price
2762 1839 No Drapery. Brilliant Uncirculated BU $10,000.00
1839 No Drapery. Brilliant Uncirculated and nearly worthy of a Choice distinction. Closed '9' in the...
- and nearly worthy of a Choice distinction. Closed '9' in the date with the knob of the '9' essentially touching the loop above. Bright fields and devices enjoy a full measure of icy mint frost. The obverse exhibits bold definition on Liberty's head and shield, as well as some light rim crumbling between 12:00 and 1:00. The reverse is that of a Choice example; there being outstanding detail in the...  more
2763 1850 Repunched '0'. W-B 102. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $1,100.00
1850 Repunched '0'. W-B 102. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. A pleasing bright silver coin with a good...
A pleasing bright silver coin with a good deal of frosty lustre. The coin is virtually free of contact marks but there are some light hairlines that prevent a higher designation. A well struck example of this interesting variety.
2764 1853 Arrows and Rays. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $1,700.00
1853 Arrows and Rays. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Appealing rose-gold and blue toning on the obverse,...
Appealing rose-gold and blue toning on the obverse, the reverse mostly gold and russet. A well struck coin that has handsome eye appeal.
2765 1854'O' Arrows. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $950.00
1854'O' Arrows. Choice Brilliant Uncirculated. Attractive multicolor obverse toning, the reverse mostly...
Attractive multicolor obverse toning, the reverse mostly satiny. Well struck. The date, stars and part of the obverse design and are lightly doubled as is sometimes seen with this date.
2766 1860 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,600.00
1860 Choice Brilliant Proof. Marvelous steel-blue toning gives rich color to the deep-mirror fields...
Marvelous steel-blue toning gives rich color to the deep-mirror fields and lightly frosted reliefs of the exquisite example of a Proof mintage of 1,000 pieces.
2767 1861 Choice Brilliant Uncirculated CH BU $600.00

Well struck with abundant mint frost. Lightly toned with just a few light marks found that do not detract much. A die crack through the bottom of the date.
2768 1869 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,600.00
1869 Choice Brilliant Proof with claims to a Gem distinction. The reverse is fully Gem. Watery field...
- with claims to a Gem distinction. The reverse is fully Gem. Watery field reflectivity is complemented by delicately frosted legends and design features. A wonderfully well balanced blush of pale rose-mauve toning bathes either side of this highly satisfying specimen. Just 600 Proofs were coined of this date.
2769 1870 Choice Brilliant Proof CH BR PF $1,500.00

- perhaps a bit better. An even shade of interior russet toning is accompanied by somewhat deeper areas of mauve situated within the protected portions of the peripheral obverse field. The reverse is toned a slightly paler russet-gold. Fully mirrored and assertive, this specimen is far nicer than typically seen. One of a Proof mintage of 1,000 pieces.
2770 1873 No Arrows. Closed 3. Gem Brilliant Proof GEM BR PF $3,000.00
1873 No Arrows. Closed 3. Gem Brilliant Proof. Deepest mirror brilliance is imbued with delightfully...
Deepest mirror brilliance is imbued with delightfully even pearl and blue toning showing the faintest flavor of clear orange-gold for the most glorious visual quality and appeal. One of 600 Proofs struck of the Without Arrows Type in this busy year, and a coin that would be hard to duplicate for sheer beauty.
2771 1874 Arrows. Very Choice Brilliant Proof VERY CH BR PF $1,000.00
1874 Arrows. Very Choice Brilliant Proof. Gleaming liquid-glass fields accentuate the finely frosted,...
Gleaming liquid-glass fields accentuate the finely frosted, vividly detailed devices. One of only 700 Proofs struck, this glittering example shows the brief With Arrows coinage at its finest and is sure to become a key component of some high quality Type or date collection.
2772 1874 Arrows. Brilliant Proof BR PF $1,100.00
1874 Arrows. Brilliant Proof, close to fully Choice. Stark silver-white devices float on silver mirror...
- close to fully Choice. Stark silver-white devices float on silver mirror fields edged by narrow bands of russet and blue. NGC has certified only 18 pieces in this grade. An important coin as one of the few Proofs struck of the With Arrows type. NGC PF62.
2773 1877 Very Choice Brilliant Proof VERY CH BR PF $1,500.00
1877 Very Choice Brilliant Proof, on the cusp of fully Gem. Gleaming liquid-glass fields are edged...
- on the cusp of fully Gem. Gleaming liquid-glass fields are edged in delicate peripheral gold, bold devices are razor-sharp and frosty white for bold contrast. With only 510 struck, this is the lowest post-Civil War Proof mintage and a desirable coin from any standpoint.
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