from the Keith Davignon Collection of Capped Bust Half Dollars
highlight Sheridan Downey's Jan. 8 mail-bid
sale of Bust coinage.
sale comprises 91 total lots, with the first 24 from the Davignon Collection.
highlight of the sale is an Overton 102 variety of 1824/1 Capped Bust
half dollar. The variety is attributed according to United States
Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836 by Donald L. Parsley.
The coin is graded About Uncirculated 53 by Professional Coin Grading
Service and stickered by Certified Acceptance Corp.
auction lot describes the coin as having a rarity rating of R-5+.
According to the Parsley reference, an R-5 coin is one with 31 to 80
examples known. An R-6 coin is one with 13 to 30 pieces known extant.
coins offered in the sale, which closes at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time Jan.
Capped Bust half dollar, O-109a, PCGS AU-58, CAC.
Capped Bust, Small 8 half dollar, O-113, PCGS AU-53.
Capped Bust, Large 8 half dollar, O-101, PCGS Very Fine 25, CAC.
Draped Bust quarter dollar, Browning 1 (Early Quarter Dollars of
the United States 1796-1838 by Ard W. Browning), PCGS VF-30, CAC.
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