104a R5 (Tompkins T-1) Draped Bust half dollar, PCGS F15. A very nice, totally pleasing coin. The other really cool thing about 1806-104 is that this obverse die was actually used to strike half dollars in 1805 the O. 105 and 106 varieties and then it was overdated and used to strike these... The only time in the half dollar series that occurred...There is a cud on the both sides! Retained on the obverse, but full on the reverse. That doesn't happen every day. Oh, and the coin itself is pretty darn nice for a 104a.
Blunt striking and lack of detail is the norm for these, but this one is nicely toned and very attractive, and likely really a VF for the die marriage. There is a new book available on this series, and your library should absolutely have a copy. Steve Tompkins has produced a complete, ground-up re-write of Overton, entitled, "Early United States Half Dollars, Volume 1, 1794 - 1807". This is the first of a planned series of 3 or more volumes covering the entire lettered edge half dollar series, but it is the only one that is ready to go. The book is magnificent - over 500 pages, in full color, and with information galore that is not readily available elsewhere.We have just a few copies left in stock, so please see our website to order yours! DavidKahnRareCoins is your source for scarce, rare and high-quality collector coins. We are members of all leading numismatic organizations, including the ANA (Life 6503) and the prestigious Professional Numismatists Guild, better known as the PNG David L. We are also PCGS, NGC and CAC Authorized, and can serve as submission centers for our customers. More info on this, as well as other services we provide may be found on our website or by contacting us as noted below. We are happy to answer questions or address issues. Our Customer Service department is open Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 6pm eastern time. The cost to you is FREE. Consider signing up for our store newsletter so you don't miss anything! We'll make it right! Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution. 104a R5 Draped Bust half dollar, PCGS F15, pleasing DavidKahnRareCoins" is in sale since Wednesday, November 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Early Halves (1794-1839)". The seller is "davidkahnrarecoins" and is located in Olney, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.