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New Discoveries - This section includes images and descriptions of discovery contemporary counterfeit varieties made since Contemporary Counterfeit Capped Bust Half

Dollars, 2nd Edition by Keith Davignon was published in September, 2010.   (Note - A vetting process has been used to determine the new varieties. Please contact ccCBHcc.com if you think you have

a discovery contemporary counterfeit Capped Bust half dollar.) 

The contents of this section are listed below.  To view a particular variety either click the underlined variety code in the list or scroll down through the varieties that are sequenced

in date order until you've reached the variety of interest (Note - unvetted specimens are at the end of the vetted Davignon specimens): 

1812 3/C Obv. 3 Cast copy of O-107 Rev. C 

1813 1/C Obv. 1 Small stars Rev. C I under right side of T

1814 3/D Obv. 3 Transfer Die of Overton 104a

1816 1/A Obv. 1 Large date with high '6' Rec. A  Fine lines below shield, left of arrow feathers, and above left talon

1817 3/C Obv. 3   Small stars and date  Rev. C  UITED

1818 10/J Obv. 10 Small numeral rotated date  Rev. J Les between T and E, Res to left of A

1818 11/K Obv 11 Spindly stars, first 1 in date high  Rev. K  A above M at base

1820 7/G  Obv 7 Wide date, square base '2'  Rev. G  Arrowhead feathers finely engraved, D-S widely spaced

1821 6/H Obv. 6   First 1 in date high & distant from 8  Rev. H   E & D in UNITED touch

1822 9/I Obv. 9  Stars 5 and 6 closely spaced  Rev. I  Short arrow shafts

1822 10/J Obv. 10  Cast copy of O-106  Rev. J   

1822 11/K Obv. 11  Close date and small stars  Rev. K  UNITEDSTATES like one word

1822 13/M Obv. 13  Wide date slants up to the right Rev. M UNITED STATES very close

1822 14/N Obv. 14  Wire thin date numerals Rev. N Single word legend

1823 9/I Obv. 9  Stars S3 & S4 are very close, and S7 is high  Rev. I  C in 50 C. high and far to the right

1823 10/J Obv. 10  Well executed Liberty and stars, narrow base '2' in the date  Rev. J Left scroll end almost touches base of D

1824 4/D Obv. 4  Star 7 points to front of cap  Rev. D  Serif of D under corner of E

1825 8/H Obv. 8  1 in date thick  Rev. H  AA nearly touch

1825 9/I  Obv. 9 Well-made devices.  Curved top 5.  Rev. I Well-made devices.  Top of D is broken.

1825 10/J Obv. 10 Small date and stars.  Rev. J Small denomination.

1826 17/Q Obv. 17  2 with loop ending in a knob  Rev. Q  Les centered under E 

1827 7/G Obv. 7  Cast copy of O-146 (curled base 2)  Rev. G  

1828 17/R Obv. 17 Six stars on left, seven stars on right.  Rev. R  Crude, unevenly sized legend letters

1828 18/S Obv. 18 Large 2 with shortened flat base  Rev. S OFAMERICA reads as one word

1828 19/T Obv. High blunt 2 in date Rev. T Closely spaced 50 C.

1829 19/T Obv. 19  Die struck copy of O-117  Rev. T 

1829 20/U Obv. 20  Crude date with wide non knobbed 2  Rev. U  Enlarged 5

1830 25/Z Obv. 25  Cast copy of O-115  Rev. Z 

1830 26/AA Obv. 26 1 in date is short, stubby and straight at top Rev. AA Middle arrowhead overlaps onto the lowest arrowhead

1830 27/BB Obv. 27  Thin faced Liberty  Rev. BB  A and M widely spaced from other letters in America

1830 28/CC Obv. 28  Uneven date numerals  Rev. CC  STATES OF in legend closely spaced

1831 2/U Obv. 2 Tall date, 8 higher than 131  Rev. U Right side of T in line with left side of I (same as 1828 Reverse D)

1831 20/T Obv. 20  31 high and slants to the right  Rev. T  Excessively striped shield

1832 20/U Obv. 20  Uneven size of dentils   Rev. U  Shortened banner

1832 21/V Obv. 21  Star 7 close to front of cap  Rev. V  5 in 50 C. recut

1832 22/W Obv. 22  Large 2 in date  Rev. W  50 C widely spaced

1832 23/X     Obv. 23 Liberty with rounded end of nose  Rev. X UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA reads as one word

1832 24/Y  (further research has determined this to be an 1832 5/E and is not a new discovery variety)

1832 25/Z Obv. 25 Star 7 points towards junction of hair curl and headband.  Rev. Z Tops of A2 and A3 filled (Same reverse as 1830 20/V).

1832 26/AA Obv. 26 Struck transfer die of O-102 Rev. AA    

1832 27/BB Obv. 27  Flat-base 2.  Stars 7 and 8 are high on the cap.  Rev. BB  Eagle is well designed.

1832 28/CC Obv. 28 Straight line forehead Liberty profile.  Rev. CC Large arrowheads.

1833 38/RR  Obv. 38 Flattened lower knobs of 3s.  Rev. RR Legend unevenly spaced.  Shield lines uneven.

1833 42/OO Obv. 42 Shortened 1 in date and Star 7 very far from forecurl  Rev. Y Legend lettering varies in size

1833 43/PP Obv. 43 No hair tuft (forecurl) on forehead.  Rev. PP  Small, crude letters in legend and denomination. 

1833 44/QQ Obv 44. Of Mint quality. Rev. QQ  Large denomination.

1834 20/T (further research has determined this to be a minting error of the 1834 1/A variety and is not a new discovery variety)

1834 21/U Obv. 21  High 4  Rev. U  E in AMERICA ending in a large perpendicular bar

1835 19/S Obv. 19  Liberty offset to right Rev. S Smaller higher F on OF and backward S in PLURIBUS

1835 20/T  Obv. 20 Ski nose Liberty.  Small, wiry date.  Rev. T Olive stem touches top serif of ‘C’. 

1836-O 17/Q Obv. 17 Stars 5 and 6 widely spaced, Star 12 points to curl, Star far from 6.  Rev. Q  HALF DOL., all letters in legend are close together, Arrow 3 far from top arrowhead

1836 18/R  Obv. R Tall thin 1 and high 6 in date  Rev. R Small squat 0 in 50 C.

1836 19/S  Obv. 19 Large, very crude, pointy stars.  Rev. S Tall 5 in 50 C.

1836 20/T Obv. 20 Small high poistioned date.  Rev. T High, wide 50 C. with rotated C.   

1837 12/L Obv. 12  Central design shifted to upper left  Rev. L  High, small 5 in 50 with large CENTS lettering

1838 21/V Obv. 21  Obverse looks like a genuine coin with exception of thin dentils  Rev. V  Elongated arrowheads

1838 22/W Obv. 22  Raised letters in Liberty’s headband  Rev. W  Narrow “A” in HALF and missing period following DOL

1838 23/X Obv. 23 Wide space between stars 1 and 2, and between 7 and 8  Rev. X Crack through the O in OF

1838 24/Y Obv. 24 Large date. Rev Y Denomination is '50 C" style.  and is placed very far from the rim.  Extra arrowheads.

1840 4/E Obv. 4  Square-like large 0 in date  Rev. D  Same reverse as 1838-O 12/M (but with no O mint mark)

UNVETTED NEW DISCOVERY SUB-SECTION Comprised of specimens that can't be vetted due to being too worn, damaged, or other various states making vetting not possible




Obv. 3    Cast copy of O-107

Rev. C  

Note - The die lump on the eagle's wing is known
to have 
changed shape with die use.  (On some early
die state examples it is completely missing.)

Only 1 piece known.  Rare
ccCBHcc vetted 01/08/2017


Obv. 1   Small stars

Rev. C   I under right side of T

LES – Left side of E centered under D
 – Right edge of A

Obv. Small, blunt stars, spaced closer on right than on left. Star 7 fully over top of cap. Date is large and close together. 1s are thick and 3 has rounded top identical to the 1813 1/A variety.

Rev. The same crude letter punches have been used as for the 1813 1/A variety (e.g. large D in "United") but with even spacing between the individual letters, although “United States” is closely spaced compared to other words in the legend. 50 C. is wide. I under right side of T.

Note - The specimen is a metal detector find with the resulting crack and surface characteristic of a casting although the variety is a struck contemporary counterfeit.  This variety's identical obverse to the 1813 1/A's plus the same letter punches use for the legend as the 1813 1/A suggest the same counterfeiter.   

Only 1 piece known. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 06/2012


Obv. 3    Transfer Dies of Overton 104a. Late Die State (Overton Obv. 4-s2)
with a die cracks from star 3 to end of nose, from 18 crosses end of bust in
inner points of stars 1 and 2, from second 1 through 4 to curl.

Rev. D Transfer Die of Overton 104a. Late Die State (Overton Rev. D-s2)
with die cracks running from the rim though the U in United, across wing tip
and then through field to upper two leaves and to eagle's leg. In addition a
die crack from the base of the T in uniTed through the E and D of unitED
and across to |the S in States.


Note - Specimen shows the anatomy of the transfer die in that the center
of the obverse's silver plating reveals a brass planchet (specimen's over-
lapping silver plate to the brass planchet confirmed by a jeweler's detail
inspection with a precision microscope used for fine jewelry).  Wear
patterns consistent with extensive general circulation.


Only 1 piece known. Rare


ccCBHcc vetted 02/2018



Obv.  1    Large date with high '6'.
Rev.  A    Fine lines below shield, left of arrow feathers, and
above left talon.

LES    Below center of E1.
RES    Below left upright of M.

Obv.  Large, tall, evenly spaced date digits tilted to the right. 
Large, evenly spaced stars. Star 7 points to the center of Liberty’s
hair curl and is very close. The '6' digit is higher than the adjacent '1'.

Rev.   Fine lines below shield, left of arrow feathers, and above the
left talons. Arrow shafts not connected through right talon.  The 'E'
in the motto is far left of 'D'. First 'A' in STATES is filled.  'OF' is
very close to 'AM', and  'M' is lower than 'A'.  Large gap between E
and P in E PLURIBUS UNUM.  0 and C in 50C are low in field.  

Note  - Design characteristics similar to 1821 4/F and 1826 2/B
(Riddell 448) with overall die work of high quality.  The obverse
date numbers are tall, with the '6' similar to the1826 2/B.  Also the
bverse stars are similar in size, design and spacing to that of the
1826 2/B (i.e. does not match the 1821 4/F).  The reverse Eagle
portrait is very good and looks very similar to the one used on
1821 4/F.  Die detail identifies a match of the 1821 4/F, 1826 2/B, 
and the 1816 1/A sharing of the same edge design.
At least two pieces known (i.e. a second, lower grade example
has been seen but no photo is available.  Rare
ccCBHcc vetted 06/2018


Obv. 3    Small stars and date

Rev. C    UITED

Les – Centered on stand of D

Res – Inner edge of A right serif

Obv.  Stars small and evenly spaced.  Date small with 17 closely
spaced.  7 is tilted to left.  Liberty’s profile has a distinctive hooked

Rev.  UNITED is missing the letter N.  Other legend letters are
crude missing serifs, and uneven in thickness.  E in slogan missing
with letters in PLURIBUS UNUM uneven in spacing and size.  5 in
50 C. uncharacteristic for 1817 and resembles numeral style not
used until 1819 with some Overton varieties. Specimen’s reverse has
die breaks on the right side of both eagle wings and another die break
extending through C in 50 C.

Note - German silver. Lettered Edge. 

Only 1 piece seen. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 01/2011


Obv. 10  Small numeral rotated date

Rev. J     Les between T and E, Res to left of A

LES - Between T and E
 - Left of A

Obv. Small numeral date rotated counterclockwise with uneven bottom alignment (e.g. first 8 is low and second 8 is high) plus 1s missing bottom left serifs.  Liberty has elongated, flat nose and pursed lips. Stars 1 to 5 unevenly spaced. Star 7 top of cap and star 13 nearly touches curl very low.

Rev. Left end of slogan scroll (a.k.a. Les) between T and E. Right end of slogan scroll (a.k.a. Res) significantly left of A. Second T in STATES has a thick upright and AT is connected.  A is low, AM connected, I is tilted to left and CA is low in AMERICA.  Short, blunt, closely spaced arrows. 5 in 50 C. tilted to left.   

Note - Edge is lettered.   

One specimen known. Rare   

ccCBHcc vetted 10/2014 (with 11/03/14 correction)


Obv. 11  Spindly stars.  First 1 in date is high.

Rev. K   A above M at base.


LES - Left edge, center of E

RES – Under left side of right serif of A


Obv.   Liberty’s portrait similar to mint produced coins.  All
stars are 
thin and spindly looking, as is often seen on many of

the varieties dated 1828 (e.g. 1828 5/E, 7/G and others).  S7
to center of top curl. S1 is very close to tip of bust.  
Digits in date are evenly spaced with first 
1 high.  Small 8’s.


Rev.   Eagle is well executed, as are the letters in the legend.  
beak though has a gap between the lower lip and the

beak (e.g. both 28 5/E and 7/G have a similar overbite).  ‘I’
motto is between A-T.  Top of  ‘A’ in STATES is defective. 
‘A’ in AMERICA is well above 
‘M’ at the base. ‘E’ in
UNITED is recut at upper right serif.  The ‘5’ 
has a sharp
point at the 
bottom instead of the usual round “ball”. The

reverse eagle’s beak is interesting with the big gap between
the lower 
lip and the beak. In fact both 1828 5/E and
1828 7/G have a similar 
overbite eagle! 

Note - Obverse looks double struck or at least having slipped
die double p
rofile in places.


One specimen known.  Rare


ccCBHcc vetted 01/20/2017


Obv. 7   Wide date, square base ‘2’

Rev. G   Arrowhead feathers finely engraved; 
D – S widely spaced


LES - Left tip of bottom serif of D

RES - Between A and M


Obv.  Wide date with 8 low.  Star 7 points towards junction
of upper hair-curl and headband. Star 8 is 
from a different
punch-type (thinner points) compared to the other compared
to the other stars 
(fatter arms, blunter points) and is a unique
star type compared with all known varieties in this family.  
Star 13 is high (above hair-curl).  Dentils have triangular


Rev.  The arrowhead feathers are very finely engraved
(i.e. same 
reverse as 1822 2 /I).  Arrowhead shafts between
eagle’s talons are missing.   Center 
arrowhead is longer than 
the other two.  Bottom-right pair of leaves points inward
towards 50 C. The same motto ribbon punch was used on
all known members 
of this family. The difference here is
that the top-left part of this motto ribbon has been chipped
creating an inward dip. This suggests that 1820 7/G,
1822 2/B, 
1822 2/I, and 1825 2/B reverse dies were made
1811 3/C, and 1820 6/F.  Several examples using this
same reverse die show very slight 
off-center strikes; as a
result the dentils will likely 
be incomplete around the


One specimen known. Rare.

ccCBHcc vetted 01/20/2017


Obv. 6   First 1 in date high & distant from 8

Rev. H   E & D in UNITED touch

LES - Right edge of E
 - Below left edge of M

Obv.  Last three digits in date are evenly spaced, while the first 1
is high and distant from the 8. Star 6 is lower than stars 5 and 7.  

Rev.  Eagle’s mouth wide open with large tongue and lower beak
curving downward.  50 C is small and low. F in of distant from A
in AMERICA. E & D in UNITED touch.

Note - Brass with silver wash. Lettered Edge. Only one piece seen.    


ccCBHcc vetted 01/2012 - 04/2012


Obv. 9    Stars 5 and 6 closely spaced

Rev. I     Short arrow shafts 

LES – Outer edge of  left stand of D
 – Outer edge of left stand of M

Obv.  Stars 5 and 6 closely spaced.  Date is wide 
(over 12+ mm ... significantly wider than any 1822
Overton variety) with a low 8.   

Rev.  Short arrow shafts (unlike any 1822 Overton variety). 
Legend letters are unevenly spaced (e.g. TED in UNITED and IC
in AMERICA),  filled or thickened (e.g.  A in STATES, F in OF,
first A in AMERICA), and enlarged (e.g. C in AMERICA).

Note - Only 1 piece seen.  German silver.  Uneven lettered edge
with some letters missing while other letters strongly struck. 


ccCBHcc vetted 09/2010


Obv. 10    Cast copy of O-106

Rev. J     

Note - Two pieces known.  The two specimens range
widely in casting quality from poor to superb.  The poor
sting specimen has a grainy surface, significant porosity, 
with filled numbers and letters in some cases joining while
the superb specimen has no visible porosity with genuine
quality obverse and reverse.   Both specimens have partial
edge lettering due to casting porosity.  Weight ranges from
9.8 grams to 10.2 grams. 


ccCBHcc vetted 011/2010


Obv. 11    Close date and small stars

Rev. K     UNITEDSTATES like one word

LES – Outer edge of  left stand of E
 – Left stand of M

Obv.  Date is small with all numbers close together and the 1 is
higher than 822. Stars are small.   

Rev.  UNITEDSTATES is very close together like one word.  The
legend letters vary in size with the U, E's and O being very small;
the N and D are large. 

Note - Only 1 piece seen.  German silver. Some letters show but
mostly vertical lines on edge. Medal turn as opposed to coin turn.


ccCBHcc vetted 03/2011 


Obv. 13  Wide date slants up to the right.
Rev. M  UNITED STATES very close
LES - Left upright of D.
RES - Center of M.

Obv.  The date digits are widely spaced and slant upward to
the right, with the last 2 being very far to the right of Liberty’s
lower curl (similar to 9I).  Digit spacing is 1 822 and the 2’s
are large.  Both the 1 and 8 slant to the right.  Stars are uneven
sizes, and stars 1  and 2 almost
touch.  Liberty has a pointy,
upturned chin similar to 4D.

Rev.  Legend letters are non-uniform in size and are poorly
aligned at their bases.  The D and 
the second S are high, and
A2 is low.  
UNITEDSTATES appears as one word.  50 C is
spaced and the 5 is much larger than the 0 and C.

Note - Billion alloy
; minor Zn, Sn, Au, As; trace Sr.

One Specimen known.  Rare

ccCBHcc.com vetting 03/26/17


Obv. 14   Wire thin date numerals

Rev. N    Single word legend

Les - Below right edge of E

Res - Centered to right stand of M

Obv. Wire thin date numerals with 1 missing bottom right serif. 
Stars are 
spindly and somewhat irregular (e.g. notable Star 1 and
Star 10).   Stars 6 and 7 are weakly struck.

Rev.  UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA is single word legend
omprised of unevenly sized and spaced crude letters.  Notable 
examples of legend's crude letters are; the E in UNITED is
unusually large, Ts have straight bar non tapered stands, F's
crossbar is an upside down T almost meeting the right only non
tapered stand, and C's resemblance to a U laying on its side
(e.g. the Cs in the legend and the 50 C. appear to have been
created with the same die punch).  PLURIBUS letters unevenly
spaced with S rotated downward clockwise.  Crude eagle wing
feathers.  Arrow 3 shows a significant recut likely in an effort to
enlarge it to match the other arrows in size.

Note - Smooth/worn edge that under magnification can be seen 
faint impression of stars.  The coin appears to be brass, much
of what once was plating appears to have worn off.

Only specimen known .  Rare. 

ccCBHcc vetted 04/29/2017


Obv. 9    Stars S3 & S4 are very close, and S7 is high

Rev. I     C in 50 C. high and far to the right     

Similar to the 1823 4/D (i.e. portrait, style of the numbers in the
date - although the 4/D date is wider, and has short fat

Obv.  Stars S3 & S4 are very close, and S7 is high.

Rev.   C in 50C high and far to the right.  A3 is close to A2.  Scroll
position appears to be under the right side of E and the right side
of M.

Note - German silver with lettered edge.  Weighs 13.03 grams. 
Slightly oblong – 33.25 mm x 33.65 mm.  


ccCBHcc vetted 04/2011


Obv. 10  Well executed Liberty and stars; Narrow base ‘2’
in the date

Rev. J     Left scroll end almost touches base of D

LES - Left side of upright of D

RES - Left side of left upright of M

Obv.   Well done portrait with evenly spaced digits in the date. 
Star 7 points to the junction of the headband
and cap.  The base 
of the 2 is narrow and its left side is
aligned with the center of the 
loop of  the 2 (as in 4/D).  
The right side of the 2 is aligned with
the left side of the
curl with the loop large and almost closed.  The
3 is
large, has a large rounded top knob, and is positioned slightly
to the right of the lower curl’s left side. 

Rev.  Left end of the scroll almost touches the base of the D.  ‘I’ is
positioned under the right serif of ‘A’.  STATESOF
closed.  The final
‘A’ in AMERICA is close to the 
arrowhead.  Space between 50 and C
is about 1mm.

One specimen known.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 01/21/2017


Obv. 4    Star 7 points to front of cap

Rev. D    Serif of D under corner of E

LES – Below right ¼ of E
 – Between A and M

Obv.  Star 7 points to front of cap and star 13 appears to be
attached to curl.   

Rev.  The serif at the base of D is under the serif  at the base
of E in UNITED.

Note - Only 1 piece seen.  German silverPlain edge.  Similar in
appearance to the O-117. Shown to several bust half specialists,
and while they all agreed it is bogus there was a difference of
opinion as to whether it is die struck or cast. 


ccCBHcc vetted 09/2010 - 11/2010


Obv. 8   1 in date thick

Rev. H   AA nearly touch 
LES - Right edge of E
 - Between A & M
Obv.  1 in date thick, S7 top of curl, S13 bottom of curl.
Rev.  AA (2nd A in America and 1st arrowhead) nearly touch, I left
of T alignment, RI nearly touch.
Note - Attributes are similar to O-106 except for numeral style. Extremely weak strike on both sides giving a porous or corroded appearance and an overall very poor quality example of a contemporary counterfeit.  Weight is 10.1 g, 31.5 mm diameter.
Non-lettered edge. 
Only 1 piece known. Rare
 ccCBHcc vetted 03/2013


Obv. 9   Well-made devices.  Curved top 5.

Rev. I   Well-made devices.  Top of D is broken.


LES   Right side of E.

RES   Left edge of M.


Obv.   The date and stars are shaped, sized and spaced similar to
genuine 1825 Capped 
Bust half dollars. The digits of the date are 
thin, the 1 is tall, and the top of the ‘5’ is curved upward.  Star 7
points to the upper edge of headband and is distant from it.  Star
is close to the curl.


Rev.   Right side of ‘I’ in PLURIBUS is aligned with the left side of
‘T’.  The top of ‘D’ is 
broken, and the space between STATES OF
very small.  The top of the first ‘T’ in STATES is lower than the
‘S’ and its top is tilted rather than squared off.  Feather detail 
to the left 
side of the shield is stronger than on the rest of the eagle
and these 
feathers are smaller than other feathers in the wings.


Only 1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc vetted 02/04/2017


Obv. 10    Small date and stars.

Rev. J       Small denomination.


LES     Right side of E.

RES     Left edge of M.


Obv. The digits in the date are small compared to other examples
of this date.  
The 5 has an unusual ‘squat’ shape that is different
from the 5 used on the reverse.  
Stars are small and crudely
formed.  Star 7 is high and points to the junction of t
he cap and


Rev. Small denomination in 50 C, otherwise the devices are
nicely made.  The 
words STATES  OF are closely spaced.  The
left side of E in the Motto is centered 
between E-D of UNITED.


Note – The one known example has a plain edge and is struck on

an oversized planchet. Older dies may have been strengthened
before making this variety -- the stars at the left 
obverse and the
olive branch in the eagle's talon are much sharper than the areas

surrounding them.  14.09 grams.  Brass


Only 1 piece known. Rare.

ccCBHcc vetted 03/26/2017


Obv. 17    2 with loop ending in a knob

Rev. Q      Les centered under E 
LES - Centered under E 
RES - Centered on left stand of M
Obv.  Low and weakly punched 2 with loop ending in a knob.  Small stars.  Close placement of Stars 1 and 2.
Rev.  Legend letters large and uneven with UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA reading as one word.  Short arrowheads.  In the denomination slight left tilt to the 5 with no period after 50 C. 
Note - Lettered edge.  Silverwash over brass planchet. 
Only one known.  Rare
ccCBHcc vetted 09/2013


Obv. 7    Cast copy of O-146 (curled base 2)

Rev. G    

Note - Only 1 piece seen.  Poor casting with gained
texture surfaces, filled numbers and letters (i.e. with
some joining), porosity.  Only 9.7 grams.  Plain 
non-lettered edge.  


ccCBHcc vetted 11/2010


Obv. 17   Six stars on left, seven stars on right

Rev. R    Crude, unevenly sized legend letters

LES - Below right serif of E  
 - Below left stand of M

Obv. Six stars on left and seven stars on right that are
unevenly spaced (i.e. stars on the left are more closely
spaced than the stars on right). Star 13 heavily recut
with a cross-like raised top inner portion of the star.
Wire like date is high, tilted to the right, and unevenly
spaced. 18 are closely spaced. 1 almost touches the
highly positioned Liberty. The first 8 is open on the
bottom loop's left side. 28 are unevenly struck with both
being weaker at the top.

Rev. Crude, unevenly sized legend letters (e.g. note U, I,
ED in UNITED and ICA in AMERICA). Low 50 C. with
a left titled triangle top 5.

Note - Only 1 piece seen. German silver. 11.7 grams.
Plain non-lettered edge.


ccCBHcc vetted 11/2010

1828 17/R Additional Notes - The 1828 17/R is a multiple struck specimen.  Remnants of an initial strike are largely canceled out by multiple 20 to 25 degree clockwise rotated, off-center strikes on a planchet of uneven thickness.  Characteristics from the multiple strikes are noted separately and should not be considered as attributes of this variety. 

Obverse remnants from multiple rotated, off-center strikes are:

  • A faint 14th star in the wide spacing between star 11 and star 12 (i.e. a questionable partial curved arm of yet another star may be along the rim above star 6, but is more likely a die break),
  • A recut-like appearance on the outer arm of star 11,
  • Recut-like appearances at the top and bottom right sides of Liberty's profile,
  • Second raised rim curve from 2 in date to star 13. 

Reverse remnants from multiple rotated, off-center strikes are:

  • Distorted legend letters from ES in STATES eligibly overlaying strike(s) of prior legend letters to an extension of AMERICA appearing to be spelled AMERIERICA,  
  • A recut-like appearance of the upper right edge of the banner with a double S in PLURIBUS.  
  • An elongated lump above the eagle's right wing that is a remnant of another right wing faintly connected to the body of the eagle,
  • Lower tip of eagle's right wing extended and connected to the first arrowhead,
  • A recut-like appearance along the top of the third arrowhead,
  • Second raised rim curve from C in 50 C. to middle olive leaves, 
  • Olive leaves remnants above 5 and O, plus a recut-like appearance of C in 50 C.   



Obv. 18   Large 2 with shortened flat base

Rev. S    OFAMERICA reads as one word

LES - Right edge of E
 - Centered on left stand of M

Obv. Widely spread numerals in date with a slightly enlarged 2 numeral that has a widened upper loop and a shortened flat base. Star 1 distant from bust.

Rev. Uneven spaced and aligned lettering in both legend and slogan (e.g. note TES in States) with OFAMERICA reading as one word. Enlarged 5 and C that are both tilted to the upper left in 50 C. Arrowheads progressively are smaller going from A1 (highest arrow) to A3 (lowest arrow).

Note – Very faint fragmented edge lettering.    

Only one piece known. Rare   

ccCBHcc vetted 05/2015


Obv. 19   High blunt 2 in date

Rev. T    Closely spaced 50.

LES - Left edge of D
RES - Right of Center of M

Obv. High blunt 2 in date with entirely closed loop.  First 8 low, and both 8s in date are slanted to the upper right.  All stars widely spaced except for stars 12 and star 13.  Star 2 touches nearly touches the bust.  Outer points of stars 7 and 8 imbedded in dentils.  Liberty positioned too high.


Rev. Closely spaced 50 C. with a larger 5 tilted to the upper left, a smaller 0, and a larger C.  Lower first S in STATES.  STATES and OF slightly closer. Base of A higher than base of M in AMERICA.  Lower B and larger unevenly spaced U in PLURIBUS in scroll.  Shaft of center arrow not centered in arrowhead.  Stripes 3 and 4 in shield extend beyond the bottom border of the shield. Feathers visible on eagle’s neck, right wing and tail are crudely larger and fewer.  Shorter eagle’s beak. Enlarged uppermost olive leave.  Upper olive berries without notch and are instead represented by a single ball on a longer stem.


Only one piece known. Rare


ccCBHcc vetted 07/2016 


Obv. 19       Die struck copy of O-117

Rev. T            

Note - Appears to be a die struck copy of O-117, probably
using copied dies. Crude lettered edge. Copper Planchet.
9.29 gms - 31.5 mm diameter.

Only one piece known.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 12/2011


Obv. 20      Crude date with wide non knobbed 2

Rev. U         Enlarged 5

LES - right edge of the E
RES - inner left stand of the M

Obv. Crude date with a high 1 almost touching the bottom of the Liberty profile, S-like 8 numeral, wide non knobbed 2 that has a flat base tilted to the upper left, and a bold 9 with an arch window like center. Large stars with Star 7 touching upper edge of headband,  Star 8 distant (1 star width) from cap, Stars 8 to 11 close while Star 12 and 13 distant. Stars 8 and 13 also have added recut points.

Rev. Low 50 C. with an enlarged 5 and closely spaced 0 that tilts to the  upper right. All letter A’s in legend are crude. Die break in UNITED from the upper right corner of N to the lower left corner of I.  AT in STATES is very close to the scroll. AME in AMERICA touch with overlapping letters (e.g. A overlaps M and M overlaps E). Last A in AMERICA distant from arrowhead.  

Note - Specimen is a slightly off struck. Lettered edge. German silver planchet.

Only one known. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 01/2014


Obv. 25    Cast copy of O-115

Rev. Z 

Note -  Plain non-lettered edge.

Only 1 piece seen.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 04/2011



Obv. 26      1 in date is short, stubby and straight at the top

Rev. AA     Middle arrowhead overlaps onto the lowest arrowhead

LES -  Below lower right edge of E
RES - Below left side, left stand of M

Obv.   Bust appears to have been transferred from genuine coin or hub. Stars 8 & 9 are closer together than the other stars. 1 in the date is short, stubby and straight at the top. Star 7 points to junction of the curl & headband.

Rev.   Eagle also appears to be from genuine coin or hub.  The bottom of the middle arrowhead overlaps onto the lower arowhead.

Note - Unknown metal with silver wash. Plain edge.

Only one piece known.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 12/2011


Obv. 27        Thin faced Liberty

Rev. BB        A and M widely spaced from other letters
in America

LES – Between E and D
RES – Outer side of M left stand

Obv. Thin faced Liberty showing high and protruding chin.
Blunt stars uniformly spaced with recutting of Star 5. Star 7
points to the base of the headband by forecurl.

Rev. Letter A is widely spaced from other letters in AMERICA.
Letter M is also widely spaced from other letters in AMERICA,
but less so than letter A's spacing. Bottom of the E in E
PLURIBUS UNUM missing. Left sides of T and I are in line.
Upright on 5 in 50 C. slanted to upper right similar to all
genuine 1807 to 1818 Capped Bust Halves.

Note - Brass with some edge letters and reeding.

Only 1 piece known. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 06/2012


Obv. 28   Uneven date numerals
Rev. CC      STATES OF in legend closely spaced

LES – Right 1/4 of E
RES – Between A and M

Obv.  Uneven date numerals with thick 1, top heavy 8
and large top knob 3.

Rev.  Words STATES OF more closely spaced than other
words in legend.

Note - Unusually wide 33.82 mm diameter (a.k.a. broadstuck).  
At some point in this specimen's history a Capped Bust Half 
32.5 mm diameter was scored into the obverse's surface making
an arch from the 12 o'clock to the 3 o'clock position.  Partial
lettered edge. 

Only 1 piece known.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 07/2012


Obv. 2      Tall date, 8 higher than 131

Rev. U      Right side of T in line with left side of I (same as 1828 Reverse D)

LES – Below center of D
RES – Below left serif, right stand of M

Obv. Mexican Head (Class 1) family. “Large, wirey stars and date, exaggerated hair curls and cap folds” (Davignon 2010).

Rev. “Top arrowhead 1-3/4 mm from A. Eagle is low. C in AMERICA [has] a closed loop.”

Note – Specimen uses two previously recorded dies from the Mexican Head (Class 1) family, the obverse from 1831 obverse 2 and the same reverse used on 1828 reverse D. The collar (edge) die is also consistent with other Mexican Head (Class 1) counterfeit varieties. As a result this marriage of dies may extend an emission sequence by the ‘Mexican Head  (Class 1)’ counterfeiter (see Zack, Scuderi and Schmidt 2015, with continuing updates). X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis on the metallurgical composition of this piece identifies a standard German silver composition. Lettered edge.

Only 1 piece reported. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 03/2016


Obv. 20     31 high and slants to the right

Rev. T      Excessively striped shield

LES – Below lower right edge of E.
 – Below left serif, left stand of M.

Obv. Date's numeral placement is identical to that of the 1831 1/A
variety suggesting the use of a common four numeral date punch.
(A four numeral date punch is often called a logo punch rather than
four separate individual numeral punches suggesting an increased
sophisticated approach to counterfeiting.) Stars though are large
and wirey, unlike the 1/A variety.

Rev. Shield has an excessive number of strips. 10 Argent unraised
strips depicting white and 9 Gules raised strips depicting red are
crudely represented. 50 in 50 C. is flat, broad and evenly spaced.
Arrows are equally proportioned.

Note - Edge lettering has the word HALF closely spaced and all
three A's missing their crossbars (i.e. look like upside down V's).
Similarities of this edge lettering is also found on a 1831 1/A|
specimen suggesting along with the speculated common use of a
logo date punch that one counterfeiter / family of counterfeiters
minted both varieties.  (Note - Not all 1831 1/As have the same
edging as one has been found to consist of a series of random
diagonal lines and a few vertical lines.) 

Only one piece seen in brass. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 05/2012


Obv. 20    Uneven size of dentils 

Rev. U       Shortened banner

LES – Below inner left stand of D
 – Between middle of A

Obv.   Uneven size of dentils (i.e. note especially from star 2 to star 6). 

Rev.  Shortened banner with Les and Res drawing banner inward from
both ends.  Neither Les nor Res match any Overton variety for 1832.  
Uneven dentils (i.e. note especially above TES in STATES). 

 Note - Only 1 piece seen. Struck.  Crude edge lettering with S in CENTS 
backwards, HALF following very close to CENTS and unusually crude
FIFTY. 11.6 grams, 32 mm diameter.  


 ccCBHcc vetted 01/2012 - 04/2012


Obv. 21      Star 7 close to front of cap

Rev. V        5 in 50 C. recut

LES - Below lower right edge of E
-Below left side, left stand of M

Obv.  Bust appears to have been transferred from
genuine coin or hub. Star 7 close to front of cap.

Rev.  Eagle also appears to be from genuine coin
or hub.  The 5 in 50 C. and the left claws are both
drastically recut.                                 

Note - 11.85 gms - 32.5 mm diameter. Lettered edge.

Only one piece known.  Rare

 ccCBHcc vetted 12/2011


Obv. 22     Large 2 in date

Rev. W       50 C widely spaced

LES - Below right side of stand of E
 - Between A and M

Obv. Large 2, with date’s width and placement like Obv 7. 
Noticeably though Star 13 is below curls unlike Obv 7.

Rev.  50 C widely spaced with top of 5 tilted up to right.  
UNITEDSTATESOF reads as one word.  Arrowheads slightly
overlap arrowshafts.    

Note - Plain edge.  10.9 g - 31.5mm diameter.  

Only one piece known. Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 02/2012


Obv. 23    Liberty with rounded end of nose
Rev. X       UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA reads as one word
LES - Middle of E
 - Left stand of M
Obv. Liberty with rounded end of nose. Uneven dentil size (e.g. at 7 o'clock).
Rev. UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA reads as one word with some letters smaller than others (e.g. O in OF and First A in AMERICA.) Thick C in 50 C. that looks top heavy.
Note - Normal edge lettering, FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR. German silver, 9.5 grams.
Only one piece known. Rare
ccCBHcc vetted 06/2014





Obv. 25 Star 7 points towards junction of hair curl
and headband.

Rev. Z   Tops of A2 and A3 filled (Same reverse as
1830 20/V)


LES   Between E and D.

RES   Between A and M, lower left edge of M.


Obv. Excellent details, similar to a Mint produced coin.
Star 7 points towards 
the junction of the hair curl and
headband.  Liberty’s mouth is slightly opened.  All stars
are drawn to the edge, and some points look clipped off. 
Star 9 is weak.


Rev. Same reverse as 1830 20/V.  The ‘I’ in the motto
is centered below the left 
side of the T in STATES. 
Letters A, M and C of  AMERICA are recut at their
and the tops of A2 and A3 are filled.  The shield
an extra horizontal line that crosses the top of the
vertical stripes.


Note – [New Family 5]. Shares edge with 1830 20/V
and 1832 2/B; (1832 2/B 
and 1832 3/B are different die 
states of the same variety.)


1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc vetted 02/04/2017 



Obv. 26  Struck transfer die of O-102

Rev. AA    

Copy of O-102, most likely struck from transfer dies.  Die defect at
tip of eagle’s right wing is clear.  Image
overlays of both the
obverse and reverse were compared to
a genuine O-102, and show
a positional match at all major
features.  Mushiness at arrowheads
most likely due to 
striking weakness.  


Note -  Weight is 12.76 g.  mostly silver, small amount of tin, and
a trace of copper.


Only one piece known. Rare

ccCBHcc.com vetting 03/26/17



Obv. 27  Flat-base 2.  Stars 7 and 8 are high on the cap.

Rev. BB  Eagle is well designed.


LES  Right half of E.

RES  Left foot of right base of A.


Obv. Flat-base 2, with a sinuous midsection, and a ball at the top. 
goofy looking, long, flat face that resembles 1838 3/C.  
Stars 7 and 8 are positioned higher on Liberty’s cap than on any
other known variety.


Rev. Eagle is well designed and looks like a mint product.  Olive
stem is 
aligned with the left side of C.  The right base of E in STATES 
is higher than the base of S.  Left base of M is above A.


Note – The specimen is probably struck.  There is a possibility though
that because 
of a lack of ring when tapped on the edge the coin could 
be cast.  If cast a 
hand-engraved mold would have been created to cast 
this specimen.   
This previously identified hand-engraved mold technique
is known to exist for a few cast counterfeits 
in the British series of the
colonial era, and it has been found that the general 
technological level was
pretty much the same the 
world over, at least until official mints had steam
presses.  So what one counterfeiter 
could do in England another would 
certainly think of in the US!  When a higher grade specimen is found for 
this variety 
open speculation can be resolved and this discovery variety 
would be shown to have 
suffered some post-strike damage or confirmed as
having been cast.

10.60 g.   Non-lettered edge.  German silver.

Only 1 piece known. Rare.

ccCBHcc.com vetting



Obv. 28   Straight line forehead Liberty profile

Rev. CC   Large arrowheads


LES - Between E and D

RES -Right of center of M

ObvAtypical Liberty profile with distinctive straight line
forehead, and a slightly curving 
nose profile that is accentuated
by an unusually small eye.  Large, bold headband lettering. 
Crude, non-symmetrically formed stars.  Stars unevenly
spaced.  Stars 1,2,3 close and stars 10 and 11 close (i.e. stars
12 and 13 too highly worn for distinctive identification).  Star 5
is recut 
crowding around above star 3 on two inner points.  Large,
tall, thin, wide and evenly spaced date. Flat bottom 2. Some
denticle crowding around above star 3.


Rev.  Large arrowheads with arrowhead 2 not being fully formed
as its base with the appearance 
of a notch.  (The appearance of the
tips of arrowheads 2 and 3 overshooting the edge resulting in 
truncation making 
Arrowhead 1 look larger due to an off-strike
error). Wider spacing between the legend words UNITED
and STATES. "I" under right foot of "A". 
Tall scroll with small
motto letters.

Note - Copper alloy.  Circular reverse punches resulting in
corresponding raised areas on the obverse.  
Lettered edge but only
the full word CENTS is legible (i.e. some of the other letters are


Only 1 piece known.  Rare


ccCBHcc.com vetted 06/2017



Obv. 38     Flattened lower knobs of 3s (shares an
obverse with 1833 38/LL)

Rev. RR    Legend unevenly spaced. Shield lines

Les - right edge of E
Res - 3/4 of M
Obv. Crude date with tiny bottom right serif of 1, an 8
looking like the letter S with closed loops, and flattened
lower knobs of 3’s.  Also, die break from bottom knob
to top knob in both.

Rev. Words in legend unevenly spaced. UNITEDSTATES 
one word, and no upper serif on D. S2 high. IT touch at
top. ATE appear to touch at base. AM touch at base.  
M very close to scroll.  Shortened eagle's beak.  Crude
shield with uneven stripe thickness. Stripes on left
curved and on right extend outside shield.  Crossbar
thickness uneven. Bottom crossbar overlapped by
stripes.  Top arrow shaft wavyWide space between
upper arrowhead and 'A'. Top of 5 slanted to the upper
Note -  Lettered edge.  Estimated to be made of billon.
Minor doubled portrait at chest.
One specimen known. Rare.
ccCBHcc.com vetted 07/26/17


Obv. 42  Shortened 1 in date and star 7 very far from forecurl

Rev. OO    Legend lettering varies in size

LES - Below right side of E
 - Below left stand of M

Obv. Shortened 1 in date although all digits are aligned at their tops with date spaced as ‘1  833’.  Well centered Liberty.  Star 7 is level with the forecurl and very distant from it.  (Stars 8 to 13 are missing on the discovery specimen however it is felt that this significant design element is a minting error, the result of a poor press alignment and/or a tampered planchet.) 

Rev. Even spacing between words in legend although the some of the legend's lettering varies in size with an enlarged ED in UNITED, small Ss in STATES and an enlarged O in OF. Shield has seven raised vertical stripes (a.k.a. pales noting color gales).  I centered under T.  Uneven vertical alignment of slogan lettering (e.g. note UN in UNUM).

Note -  This discovery variety belongs to an indentified "Buck-Tooth Eagle" family as noted in Keith Davignon's writings that also include the 1830 6/F, 1832 6/F, 1832 7/G and 1833 11/K varieties.  The placement / spacing of the punches on the obverse die and reverse working dies distinguishes the varieties from each other within this family but are identical when comparing distinctive individual punches (e.g. Liberty profile, elongated eagle with raised feathers on right of neck, legend lettering, slogan lettering noting bottom serifs on Ts and small Ss, etc).  Edge is lettered.

One specimen known.  Rare

ccCBHcc vetted 10/2014


Obv. 43   No hair tuft (forecurl)
on forehead.

Rev. PP  Small, crude letters in
legend and denomination.


LES     Upright of E.

RES     Slightly left of center of M.


Obv.  No hair tuft on forehead. Large headband with
LIBERTY hand-cut and poorly aligned. Stars are crude
rotated relative to each other.  The date digits are
similar to the Smushed 8s family, and the 3s are similar
to those 
on the 1833 19/BB.


Rev.  Small letters in the  legend and denomination,
similar to the Mexican Head Class 2 family.  All letters
crudely formed and unevenly spaced.  The olive
leaves, branch and claws are thin and badly formed. 
‘C’ in the 
denomination is far right of the stem tip, and
the last ‘A’ in AMERICA is far from the arrow point. 
8 ½ stripes 
in the shield.


Note –  The only known example appears to have been
shift double struck -- just a tiny displacement from the 
original strike. 


1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc vetted 02/04/2017


Obv. 44   Of Mint quality.

Rev. QQ  Large denomination.


LES  Left edge of D.

RES  Left upright of M.


Obv. High quality die work, possibly from a transfer die.  The
obverse features 
are a very close match to O-115, but there are
subtle differences.  The date 
numerals and positions are virtually
identical but the star positions are 
slightly different.


Rev. Large denomination. High quality die work, possibly from
a transfer die 
but the banner position and its letters do not exactly
match any known Overton 
variety.  The ‘5’ has a long, flat top
and is tipped to the left (unlike O-115).  
Both A’s in AMERICA
are filled.  


Note – 9.84 g.  XRF analysis German silver. 


Only 1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc.com vetting 03/26/17


Obv. 21   High 4

Rev. U     E in AMERICA ending in a large perpendicular bar
LES - NA (i.e. weak strike / off-strike noticeably makes the LES area and the 18 date area either not readable or only partially readable.)
RES - Right bottom edge of A's right serif.  
Obv. Thought to be same family as the 1831 19/S, 1834 13/M, 1835 8/H, 1835 11/K Davignon varieties with identical star alignments to the same "big nosed" Liberty indicating a common master die's creation of separate working dies to which dates were added. The slightly low 3 in this variety appears to be identical to all noted family of Davignon varieties indicating a common punch use. The 4 is narrow with distant, high placement to the other numerals in the date and is unique within the family of Davignon varieties noted.
Rev. Large letting in legend with crossbar in E in AMERICA ending in a large perpendicular bar.Eagle upper wing feathers crudely designed in rows (i.e. see design remnant on right wing.) The weakness in the scroll letters (e.g. partial letter B) is felt to the result of the strike's weakness / off-strike or debris in the die when struck as both similar partial letter Bs as well as full letter Bs are found in the scrolls of the family of Davignon varieties noted.
Note - 11.3 grams. Partially lettered edge visible. Traces of silver wash can be seen over an unidentified alloy.
Only 1 piece known. Rare
ccCBHcc revetted 11/2016 (due to higher grade specimen discovery)



Obv. 19   Liberty offset to right

Rev. S     Small higher F in OF and backward S in PLURIBUS 

LES – Center of E

RES – Left stand of M


ObvLiberty offset to the right.  Date that slopes downward with unevenly sized and spaced numerals.  Small evenly spaced stars with Inner point of star 7 to bridge of nose and star 13 very low on curl.


Rev. Small higher F in OF.  Backwards S in PLURIBUS.  Thick Ss in STATES. Wide 50 C. comprised of crude larger 5 and smaller C.  Eagle has crude bulging eye.  Shield is crude comprised of 8 1/2 stripes with each stripe having only two lines instead of expected three.   Arrow shafts do not extend through eagle's claw.


Note - Unlettered plain edge. 12.7 grams.   

Only 1 piece known. Rare


ccCBHcc vetted 08/2016



Obv20   Ski nose Liberty.  Small, wiry date.

Rev. T   Olive stem touches top serif of ‘C’.


LES   Right side of E.

RES   Right side of A.


Obv.  Liberty has a ski nose shape and a square chin. 
Her mouth is open and her cap is poorly shaped.  
is a small tine protruding downward from the
front, lower edge of the headband.  Small, low, wiry
date with 18 
close, 835 widely spaced. Long, thin
dentils. Star 1 is far from the Liberty, Star 7 is high
on the cap, and star 10 
is recut at its upper (inside)


Rev. Olive stem touches top serif of ‘C’. Large motto
with ‘I’ left of T. Both S’s in STATES lean backwards.
eagle has a relatively large left wing and the top
of its head is “pointy” (somewhat similar to 1837 6/F).
and leaves are thin and small respectively
(also similar to 1837 6/F), and the lower berry is a
double berry. 


Note – The legend is a mix of handcut letters and punches
-- the first A looks handcut while the second looks better 
formed and a punch, the remnants of only a partial set of
punches available?  The legends on the Liberty cap and
eagle's scroll all appear handcut, as does the date, or at
least the last 2-3 digits as well! 

3 pieces known. Very Scarce.


ccCBHcc vetted 02/04/2017



Obv. 17   Stars 5 and 6 widely spaced. Star 12 points to curl. 
Star 13 far from 6.

Rev. Q    HALF DOL.  All letters in legend are close together. 
A3 far from top arrowhead. 


Obv.  Undoubtedly from the same artist as 4/D and 16/P as Liberty’s
features are close matches.  
All stars are blob-like and 
are close to the rim.
Stars 5 and 6 are widely spaced.  Star 12 points to 
curl. Star 13 is close to
lower hair curls and is far from 
the ‘6’. Mintmark is weak and centered
between 83.    High ‘1’ and flat top ‘3’ in date.


Rev.  UNITEDSTATESOFAMERICA appears as one word, and last A is
far from the top arrowhead.  
The middle of the M aligns with the top of the
right wing.  Small L’s in HALF DOL and small T’s in 
STATE.  Period
about equally spaced between L and arrowhead. 


Note – French Connection family.


Only 1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc vetted 01/22/2017



Obv. 18   Tall thin 1 and high 6 in date

Rev. R   Small squat 0 in 50 C


LES -  Right side of E

RES -  Below the left edge of the left serif of the M


ObvDate has a tall 1 that extends below a much smaller 8.

8 in date appears almost backwards or upside down! Large

knob 6 is high.  Liberty has pursed lips similar to 1836 12/L. 

Stars are crudely formed and S6 & S7 are smaller than the



Rev. ‘50C’ has a large 5 with a short stubby flag, and a very

small 0 that is similar to 11/K and 14/N. Period after 50 C

looks more like a dash. Serifs on N point inward (as does the

lower right serif of the M).  Es are missing their upper left

serifs. ‘I’ in AMERICA looks like an upside down J, and the

‘R’ is broken at the top.


Only 1 piece known. Rare.

ccCBHcc vetted 01/22/2017



Obv. 19   Large, very crude, pointy stars.

Rev. S     Tall 5 in 50 C.


LES   Upright of D.

RES   Left edge of M.


Obv. Large, imperfect, pointy stars of various sizes.  The stars on

the left are far from the rim.  Star 13 is very close to the curl.  The

date has large digits that are spaced 1 836 at the top, and the 6 is

very close to the lower curl.  The 1 is close to the drapery.


Rev. Tall “block” 5 and a much smaller rounded 0 in 50 C.

Well-formed and well-spaced lettering in the legend. Top of I in

UNITED is well below N.  The I in the motto points between T-E

of STATES.  The arrowheads are small and well separated.


Note - The one piece seen has a cracked reverse. The crack extends

from the rim above the first T in STATES, downward between TA

to the Motto. Another crack connects the lower rim at 7 o’clock to

the pair of leaves just above. 


1 piece known. Rare.


ccCBHcc vetted 02/04/2017

Obv 20 - Small high positioned date.
Rev T -  High, wide 50 C with rotated C.
LES - Right quarter of E.
RES - Between AM.
Obv - Well struck closely resembling a genuine Capped Bust half with small high
of high 1, low 8, and a close 36.  Well-formed and evenly spaced small stars
with Star 1 very far from end of bust, Star 7 points to upper half of headband and
Star 13 almost touching curl.  
Liberty well-formed.   Possible transfer die of an
1836 Overton 116 (obverse 12) Star positions also matching edge denticles where
visible to each other.
Rev - 50 C. high and wide with upright of 5 slanted, small 0, and a counter-
clockwise rotated leaning left C.   Legend letter are crude with several letters
missing serifs (e.g. slanted I and D in UNITED; closed upper S loops, second T
missing upper cross bar in STATES; F missing cross bar in OF; A’s missing cross
bars, E right lower and upper ends join to make letter look like a rectangle, C in
AMERICA nearly closed). Scroll and lower right corner of E in legend are attached. 
Crude, unevenly spaced scroll lettering with I centered between A - T,  B in
PLURIBUS missing lower part of letter making it looks like the letter R. Eagle's
shield bars vary in width and are unevenly spaced, with the leftmost bars not
touching the shield outline. 
Note - Specimen is off-struck distorting edge segments and should not be considered
an identification attribute.
Lettered edge.  Stuck in billion.  'Pointed Wing' family.  1 specimen known.  Rare.
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Obv. 12    Central design shifted to upper left

Rev. L       High, small 5 in 50 with large CENTS lettering

Obv. Central design high and shifted to upper left.  Mexican head family design with a flat upper facial profile and elaborate hair, plus a distinctive triangular eye.  Y in LIBERT(Y) in headband has an extremely weak strike possibly making the letter invisible in any worn coin grade.  Larger stars.  Date's 1 is thick, 8's bottom loop dented on left, and 7 low and tilted left.

Rev.  High, small 5 in 50 with large CENTS lettering.  All legend lettering bold and blocky.  Eagle with small head and strongly defined and boldly struck feathers.  Large gap between A3 and top arrowhead.

Note - Only 1 piece known in brass.  Rare

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Obv. 21   Obverse looks like a genuine coin with exception
of thin dentils

Rev. V     Elongated arrowheads
Obv. Looks like a genuine coin with the exception of the dentils
which are very thin (more like dots) which allow spacing between
the dentils.  (By comparison the specimen's reverse dentils are much
thicker with no spacing between the dentils.)
Rev. The top arrowhead is elongated, larger, with a thick shaft as 
compared to the other arrows. The bottom arrowhead is slightly
larger than the middle arrowhead and has a bent shaft.  A flat
rectangular area is present of the outer left wing about 3/4 of the
way down with missing feather detail. Below the I in AMERICA a
lump is present likely caused from a rusty die.
Note - The surface of the die struck specimen suggests that it was
buried in the earth and exposed to the elements for some years. The
porosity that is present is felt not to be from a poor casting but rather
a chemical reaction the coin's metal alloy (i.e. German silver) that
has been found in other contemporary counterfeits that are also
thought to have been buried.  S
ubstantially underweight at 9.7 grams.   
Only 1 piece known. Rare

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Obv. 22    Raised letters in Liberty’s headband

Rev. W     Narrow “A” in HALF and missing period following DOL

Obv. Raised letters instead of incuse letters in headband.  Liberty has a pronounced brow and lips. Small date with thin, incomplete numerals (e.g. open bottoms of 8's and 3's weak knob.) Alignment of Star 9 points are incorrect.

Rev. Narrow “A” in HALF and DOL has missing following period.  Multiple letters in legend are incomplete (e.g. missing upper serifs of UNI letters in United, missing upper right serif of M in America).

Note - Reeded edge.  Brass.  Underweight at calculated 10.63 grams (10.6 grams actual weight calculated to account for missing metal of 1.71 mm diameter hole).

Only 1 piece known.   Rare

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Obv. 23  Wide space between stars 1 and 2, and between stars 8 and 9

Rev. X    Crack through the O in OF (also used on 1813 1/C and 1814 1/A)

LES – Below right serif of E
RES – Below right serif of A

Obv. Clinton Head family. Wide space between stars 1 and 2, and between stars 8 and 9.

Rev. Crack through the O in OF. UNITED STATES as one word. I in PLURIBUS below left stand of A1.

Note – A new obverse is married with the same reverse as 1813 1/C and 1814 1/A, and is the latest known use of this reverse given the crack through the O in OF. The edge is lettered, but faint, which is likely due to wear. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis on the metallurgical composition of this piece identifies it as primarily silver with some copper and traces of tin and zinc; given the later date the high silver composition of this piece, this goes against the general understanding that there was a sudden shift from billon-type alloys to German silver around the early/mid 1830s.

Only 1 piece reported. Rare

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Obv. 24   Large date

Rev. Y      Denomination is ‘50 C’ style and is placed
very far from the rim.  Extra arrowheads.


LES   Slightly right of center of E

RES   Center of M


Obv.  Large digits in date similar to 1838 4/D.  Liberty’s portrait and
cap resemble the Lettered Edge style as do 
the date digits.  All stars
are widely spaced and star 13 is very far from the lower curl.


Rev.  Eagle’s head is poorly shaped and tongue is short and pointy. 
The shield is very wide.  The denomination ‘50 C’ is placed very high.  
Arrowheads are different sizes and there is part of an extra arrowhead
and shaft above the upper one.  A small part of another arrowhead
also shows just below the upper one. These appear to be engraved
into the die rather than a result of multiple striking.


Note - 11.09 g. XRF analysis German silver.


One specimen known.  Rare. 

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Obv. 4    Square-like large 0 in date
Rev. E    Same reverse as 1838-O 12/M (but with no O mint mark)

Obv. Square-like large 0 in date. Small uneven stars. Uneven dentils.
Rev. Same reverse as 1838-O 12/M (but with no O mint mark), previously described as chicken-eagle with long, thick neck. “United States of America” reads as one word.

Note - Only one piece known. German silver. 
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UNVETTED NEW DISCOVERIES - It is important to realize that additional struck and cast contemporary counterfeit Capped Bust halves are known to exist beyond the current vetted varieties! These additional struck and cast contemporary counterfeits do not match any vetted / identified Davignon variety yet these specimens are either too worn / damaged / or for other reasons are not able to be vetted new discovery Davignon varieties.  Following are images and descriptions of these unvetted specimens that may be scrolled through.  



1806 (unvetted)                                                    .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified

to its genuine Overton counterpart.  (Sequence 

placement of this Draped Bust Heraldic Eagle

Reverse is made in that this Mint Type preceded

the Capped Bust Mint Type.) 

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???? Unreadable date (unvetted)  
From visible attributes this specimen can be identified as
member of the 'Smushed 8s' family which has pieces
dated between 1831 and 1836.  It shares an edge die with
at least 1834 6/F and 1831 3/C (other varieties from this
family may also match the edge dies to this specimen).
XRF analysis found the planchet to be mostly copper, with
a minor amount of tin and zinc (which is like brass and
bronze combo). The coin is also double struck.
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18?? Incomplete date (unvetted)             .

Les – Right edge of E

Res - ???

Obv. Close spacing between Stars 1 - 2 plus too

close spacing between Stars 4 - 5.

Rev. UNITEDSTATES and perhaps more of the

legend as one word.

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18?? Incomplete date (unvetted)              .

Les – Left edge of D

Res – Between A and M

Obv. No distinctive attributes due to extreme coin wear.

Rev. Distinctive Ss in the legend.  Scroll’s very wide


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18?? Incomplete date (unvetted)              .

Les - Between E and D
Res - Below left stand of M
Obv.  Stars on left evenly spaced. Star 1 far from portrait.
Star 7 high and in a similar position to 1830 24/R - points
to intersection of the headband and cap. Star 8 is located
at the back of the cap in a similar position to 1830 16/R.

Rev. Appears to match the reverse of 1822 5/E, 1830 16/R,

and 1830 24/R.               

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18?? Incomplete date (unvetted)   
Les - Left edge of D
Res - Left upright of M
Obv.  Star 7 points to intersection of forehead hair curl
and the cap; on 1830 20/V this star points to the top of
the hair curl, and the star 7 on 1832 25/Z is closer to
Liberty than this variety.  This variety shares at least this
diagnostic '8' punch with 1830 10/O and both are
probably related to a new family.
Rev.  Fat U in UNITED. Raised die lumps within
denomination.  Stem above C in denomination only
extends to the left upright of the C; on 1832 2/B this stem
extends to the middle of the C.
Note - Shares the same edge die with 1830 20/V,
1832 2/B, 1832 25/Z.
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1808 (unvetted)                                                    .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified

to its genuine Overton counterpart.

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1809 (unvetted)                                                     .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified to its

genuine Overton counterpart.  Edge is smooth with areas

of porosity.  Possibly an Overton 111 casting.

Weight 10.4 g, diameter 33.02 mm, thickness 1.97 mm.

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1811 (unvetted)                                                  .  

Les – ???

Res – ???

Obv. Small stars.  Elongated date numbers with smaller

weak 8.  Liberty appears to be slightly higher.

Rev. No distinctive attributes due to extreme coin wear.

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1813 (unvetted)                                                    .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified

to its genuine Overton counterpart although it has

been possibly identified as an Overton 111 casting.

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1821 (unvetted)                                                    .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified

to its genuine Overton counterpart although it has

been possibly identified as possibly an O-102 casting.  

Note -Thought to be white metal.

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1822?? (unvetted)

Obv.    Well executed Liberty and stars

Rev.    Small A in STATES

LES – Right side, stand of D

RES - Left side, stand of M

Obv Well executed Liberty and stars.  Star 7 points to

junction of upper curl and headband. Star 8 points to the

middle of the flat part behind the cap. Star 13 is further

back of the hair-curl when

compared against 1822 2/B.

Rev.  Small A in STATES (e.g. same reverse as 

1820 6/F).  I nearly centered between A-T.  D-S widely

spaced and bottom loop of D is broken.  Bottom-right pair 

of leaves points inward towards 50 C. Arrowhead shaft

between eagle’s talons are present.  No inward dip on the

top-left edge of the motto.  Subsequently, the motto punch

became chipped and then used on both the 1822 2/B and

1825 2/B.

Note - Only the tops of the 2s in the date show in the slightly

off-center struck discovery specimen.  Dentils will likely be

incomplete around the perimeter.

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1823 (unvetted)                                                    .

Poor casting with porosity that cannot be identified to its

genuine Overton counterpart.

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183Incomplete Date (unvetted)                 .

10.42 grams.  XRF analysis shows alloy of

German silver.                                                                

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183Incomplete Date (unvetted)                 .

9.85 grams.  XRF analysis shows alloy of

German silver.

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1830 (unvetted)

Obv.Very good quality.

Rev. Very good quality.

LES     Right edge of E.

RES     (too worn to tell).

Obv. Date and stars similar to a U.S. Mint coin.

Rev. Words, Motto, and Denomination similar to a U.S. Mint coin.

Note – Weakly struck. Could be a transfer die. Lettered edge.

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1832 (unvetted)                                                  .  

Les – ???

Res – Right edge of A

ObvSmall stars.  Elongated date numbers with weak 2.
Liberty is fine.
Rev. No distinctive attributes due to extreme coin wear.

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1838 (unvetted)                                                      .

Likely a transfer die.

10.43 grams.  XRF analysis shows alloy of brass
(mostly copper).

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