Stack's Bowers - The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale Lot #538


  • PCGS
  • 65
  • CAC
  • N
Price Realized: $12,650.00
Description

1830 Capped Bust Half Dollar. O-118. Rarity-3. Small 0. MS-65+ (PCGS). Secure Holder.

Probably Finest-Known 1830 O-118 Bust Half

Our research indicates that this coin is the Eliasberg specimen of the 1830 O-118 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Now certified as a premium-quality 65+ at PCGS, this coin surpasses in grade any other example of the die marriage listed in the Spring 2010 revision to Auction & Mail Bid Prices Realized for Bust Half Dollars: 1794-1839 by Stephen J. Herrman.
    Both sides are simply exquisite with blended pinkish-silver and olive-apricot central toning that gives way to even more vivid blue, orange and gold iridescence at the borders. The obverse is semi-prooflike in finish, while the reverse is fully prooflike and very flashy. Softness of strike at the borders is a common attribute for examples of this die marriage, but the centers are bold-to-sharp in detail. Bold clashmarks in the fields around the focal devices are as struck, and we see not even a single detracting abrasion. A gorgeous coin that is sure to sell for a premium bid. Among the finest known for the issue, and probably finest known for the die variety.

PCGS#: 6156

Pedigree: Ex: Hesselgesser Collection. Earlier from our sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection, April 1997, lot 1867 and Sheridan Downey's Fixed Price List of August 2000.

Coin Specifications
Category Capped Bust Half Dollar
Mint Location Philadelphia
Mintage 4,764,800.00
Designer N/A
Composition UNK
Weight 13.48g
Melt Value N/A
Diameter 32.50mm
Market Price Guide
Grade NumisMedia Coin World Collector's Universe Average Market Price
65 $0.00 $0.00 $17,500.00 $5,833.33
65 $9,590.00 $0.00 $14,000.00 $7,863.33
66 $0.00 $0.00 $31,500.00 $10,500.00
66 $18,850.00 $0.00 $26,000.00 $14,950.00
All price data listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each pricing source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.
Population Guide
Grade Service Pop in this Grade Pop in Higher Grades Pop in All Grades
65 NGC 7 5 474
65 NGC 1 4 474
All population information listed above is intended to be as accurate as possible. Stack’s Bowers Galleries insists that you contact each certification source for further verification. No purchasing decisions should be made on this data alone, which is provided as a service and convenience to our customers. Returns based on inaccurate data will not be accepted.