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1805 Draped Bust Half Dollar Obverse     Obverse of 1805 Half Dollar


Rarity: Scarce

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:

Recent appearances:
"AU-55".  Ex - Dan O'Meara collection - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara" Sale, November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5288, illustrated, sold for $3,680.00, where it was described as follows: "O-111, R.3. Traces of satin luster adhere to the surfaces of this minimally abraded, Choice AU survivor. The strike is exceptionally sharp over the centers and mottled champagne-tan iridescence provides lasting eye appeal."

EF-40.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5602, not illustrated, sold for $862.50  Ex Greenwich Collection (Bowers and Merena, 1/91), lot 1021  From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

NGC VF-35.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1668, "Overton-111" sold for $460.00 


Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen

"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service