(Print & PDF combo) Die State Progressions of Capped Bust Half Dollar Die Varieties, by BHNC
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NEW BOOK The Bust Half Nut Club is proud to announce a new work on the die state progressions of the Capped Bust Half Dollars. The Die State Progressions of the Capped Bust Half Dollar Die Varieties 1807-1836, First Edition is the result of thousands of hours spent studying the series by Overton die marriage. Much additional attention was focused on the order in which the die cracks and other features appear on the obverse and reverse working dies. For the study of die state progressions, a new numbering system was needed to describe the die states in the order of occurrence. Die states in this new reference are designated by the Year, the Overton variety number, a decimal point, and the BHNC die state number. The entries are ordered by Overton die variety. Included are the Leaman-Gunnet emission order number, the Overton designators for the obverse and reverse dies, and the die marriage rarity estimate as revised by the BHNC in December 2020. This is followed by the BHNC die state descriptions and links to images which help illustrate the die states. In the PDF format version, the links are active if you also are connected to the internet.
Example entry, 1822 O-110 R2 Emission Order: 152; Obverse 10, Reverse I 110.1 NO DIE CRACKS 110.2 Die crack obv inside S1 to S5 thru S6 and S7 to edge 110.3 Fine die crack rev thru TATES OF, eventually thru AM 110.4 Add'l die crack rev from edge below upper pair of leaves thru top of 50 C, eventually thru arrowheads to CA
Printed format (softbound, 5.5" x 8.5", wire binding, 81 pages): $29.00 plus postage. PDF format (searchable, active links): $20.00 delivered via email. Both Printed & PDF formats: $39.00 plus postage
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