1824 Half Dollar, struck 7% off-center
(O-110, R-2) ANACS Fine Details NET VG 8 Cleaned. Although
the 1824 half dollar is a common issue among capped
bust half dollars, the present piece is a true rarity.
Struck approximately 7% off-center, this coin is a rare
error of the early US Mint.
Capped bust half dollars rarely survived when struck
off-center, and when they do it is no more than a
couple degrees. This piece however clearly was struck
off-center to the north-west, after which it either
stayed in circulation or was carried as a pocket piece
for a while.
Struck from the Overton 110 dies, this piece has
the last digit of the date repunched over another
4 (although often mistaken for a 1). Another diagnostic
for this R-2 variety is a die dot in the reverse field,
under the first U in UNUM. Both these diagnostics
are clearly visible on this coin.
Lightly cleaned a long time ago, the present piece
has now retoned to a darker grey color. No major hits
are noted on either side that only shows moderate
hairlining from the cleaning. A rare opportunity to
acquire an off-center coin in the ever popular bust
half dollar series.