We are thrilled to offer one of our popular Collectors Choice Online Auctions completely dedicated to Bust and Seated coinage. Closing on December 5, 2023, we hope this serves all our bidders well, especially enthusiasts of these popular series. Lot 90078 presents a lovely 1836 Overton-123 Bust half dollar, certainly a highlight of this inaugural event. Desirable for Gem type purposes, this is a simply beautiful example with both sides displaying full, frosty-textured luster. Modest hints of reflectivity are evident at the peripheries and a sharp-to-full strike is easily seen. The entire effect is enhanced by soft, iridescent peripheral toning in deep ocean-blue. While this can be considered a common date in an absolute sense, this particular die marriage is Rarity-4 and much more challenging to locate in the finer Mint State grades than most half dollar issues of this date and type. It is a lovely coin that is the finest known of its Overton 123 variety.
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