Heart of Ohio Early Half Dollars
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||HALF DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE
||50C 1824/VARIOUS DATES O-103
||NGC MS 65
O.103 R1. Eliasberg. Second finest known of this multiple overdate variety. Per Heritage cataloger, "Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman. O-103, R.1. Per Heritage cataloger, “Ex: Eliasberg/Kaufman. O-103. This is one of the most intriguing varieties in the early half dollar kingdom. Also without a doubt, one can say with certainty that it is an overdate but we have no idea what the previous dates were, as it is obviously a multiple overdate. It is typically described as "1824/3/0" or "1824/2/0." It looks like it might be an 1824/3/2 overdate. 1929, M.L. Beistle summed up the matter when he wrote "Figure 4 is re-cut over a number of other figures, and it is impossible to tell how many other figures have been cut over, as they are a jumbled mass of recuttings." From the original Eliasberg Collection is clearly in the Condition Census for the variety. I beleive it to be around top 5. It has frosty luster with silver-gray surfaces and hints of iridescent toning. It also has one of the most amazing pedigrees out there. WOW! 1895, 19th century. It is not often we can have a noted pedigree that long, 19th century.... The surfaces and strike are all excellent, providing for a high degree of aesthetic appeal." Obtained from Hannigan's Rare Coins by private treaty 6/21/2010. Ex Richard B. Winsor (S.H. and H. Chapman, 12/1895), lot 598; J.M. Clapp; John H. Clapp; Clapp Estate (1942); Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (Bowers and Merena, 4/1997), lot 1800. Prior Heritage Auction #1124 of "The Joseph C. Thomas Collection” in April, 2009, Lot 2431.