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Obverse of 1802 Half Dollar - Overton 101     Reverse of 1802 Half Dollar - Overton 101


Rarity: Scarce

This is the only 1802 variety known.

This was the only use of the obverse and reverse dies.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Significant examples:
NGC AU-58 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach" Sale, October 1-3, 2000, Lot 3264, where it was described (in part) as follows: "Overton 101.  At least 25% and perhaps 30% mint frost in and around devices, with the surface superbly toned the color of "old silver", fresh and original. Here and there a little orange-tinted gold peeks through. Foremost in making it superior to others of its period is the strike which is complete down to the smallest detail. Superb hair and bow on Liberty, outstanding drapery; and an eagle that puts many Mint States of this type to in a shadow!"

Recent appearances:
Extremely Fine.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 879, not plated, sold for $1,207.50

PCGS EF-40.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1729, "Overton-101, Rarity-3", illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

VF-20.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1663, "Overton-101", sold for $862.50

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836", Third Edition, by Al C. Overton and Don Parsley