Link's Capped Bust Half Dollar Date Set
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||HALF DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE
||NGC MS 67
O.105 R4+ Tied for finest known of any 1825 half dollar irrespective of die marriage. "A small, sharp die chip in the left reverse field immediately identified this reverse die, and thus identifies this scarce variety. The same reverse die was also used to produce the 1824 dated O-115 variety. This example has been identified as the coin that appeared in the Wilson Collection sale of March 1907. The sale of the David Wilson Collection was the first solo sale of Samuel Hudson Chapman after he and his brother Henry parted company. The two had worked together in the auction business since 1878, conducting their first sale in 1879. This Superb Gem 1825 half dollar is undoubtedly the finest known for the variety, and may be the single finest example of the date surviving today. Two other 1825 half dollars have been certified MS67 by NGC, one of which is the Eliasberg O-110 coin. Each side of this lovely half dollar has a delightful display of toning. The obverse has deep green color intermingled with ivory and lilac. All of the obverse details are sharply defined, save for slight weakness only on the curls behind Liberty's neck. The reverse is also sharply struck, and has a concentric pattern of ivory, gold, russet, and teal toward the border. Under the toning on each side is wonderful satiny luster," per Heritage cataloger. Obtained from Heritage Platinum Auction, from the Joseph C. Thomas Collection, on 4/29/2009, Lot 2434. Prior from the Wilson Collection sale of March 1907; Bowers and Merena Rarities Auction 12820 in January 2005, Lot 530.