*NEW* A well struck original example of this early Bust Half. Strong hair detail, full clasp and drapery on front with good wing detail and full “E Pluribus Unum” on reverse. Distraction free surfaces are finished in light to medium silvery golden with rose and blue highlights. Considerable luster around the lettering and stars of the peripheries of both sides.
*NEW* This coin has been hidden in my safe for several years, a raw coin from a long ago trade deal. I discovered it and thought for sure it would grade MS64…not to be. Fully struck with wonderful silvery gray patina, with blue and golden rose at the peripheries. Incredible eye-appeal. The most recent comp is a MS62 example which realized $4070 in a June, 2016 Legend auction.
*NEW* Here is an affordable Bust Half type with the look of a much higher grade. Fully struck front and back with strong hair detail, complete drapery and sharp clasp. Reverse is equally well struck with all design details bold. Virtually free of contact marks and nothing at all distracting. Light silvery patina with some blue at the rims and finished with good luster.
A great looking coin that starts with a needle sharp strike on both sides, just a touch of even wear, great surfaces and lovely even medium silvery gray antique toning. As nice as it gets for the grade with awesome eye-appeal.
*ON HOLD* Very sharp and fully detailed strike on both sides. Basically brilliant with some pretty silvery-blue patina in and around the stars on the obverse. Fascinating and unusual die breaks on the obverse enhance the cool factor of this wonderful “Arrows” Half. Top end, distraction free surfaces and full luster complete this great two-year type.
*Henry Hamilton Collection* A lovely original just miss GEM, this proof shows a needle strike front and back with bright CAMEO devices overlaid with light rose patina going to deeper blues and orange-rose at the periphery. Fully reflective and very appealing.
*NEW* A gorgeous Proof that shows considerable CAMEO devices on both sides contrasting deep, flawless, black fields. Medium cameo on the obverse and no cameo on the sun, so PCGS will not designate this coin “CAMEO”, But strong cameo overall on the reverse devices. Only two Cameo’s of the date have been certified at PCGS, one PR64 CAM and One PR65 CAM. Although none exist, CU Price Guide shows a value of $8500 in PR66 CAMEO and leaves the PR67 CAMEO unvalued. Based on these numbers, this just miss PR67 CAMEO is real value and a joy to behold.