Very Rare Draped 50c

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planman2014
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Joined: 25 Jan 2016, 21:50

22 May 2017, 20:30 #1

I have a very rare bust half dollar Overton and probably going to sell. Not a big group of collectors who are looking for such a coin but curious if anybody had any referral. 

Not sure why I need to keep it a secret but it is a 1806 O-127.
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John Okerson
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Joined: 12 Jun 2014, 21:54

22 May 2017, 23:03 #2

An R-7 variety is a wonderful thing to have available. What grade is it? Raw or Slabbed? If slabbed, is it attributed already?
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Petit Collectionneur
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Joined: 05 Feb 2010, 04:21

23 May 2017, 03:57 #3

Sheridan Downey in Oakland, California is someone you might want to contact.  He is a leading specialist dealer in early half dollars.  An 1806 O-127a [the discovery specimen, in fact] was offered in his recent Mail Bid Auction 43.  It was a PCGS VF Details example with three unfortunate "X" scratches, and it was not sold.
The rarity rating for O-127 was lowered to R-6 in the current John Reich Collectors Society census for Pre-Turban halves.  A total of 13 coins were reported, the best being two examples graded VF-25.
Congratulations on ownership of such a rare die variety! 
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John Okerson
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Joined: 12 Jun 2014, 21:54

31 May 2017, 21:11 #4

Sheridan also offers auction services I believe. Might be a good way to sell such a piece.  Seems that a PCGS F12 sold in 2008 for $9,775 at January FUN in Orlando (highest priced sale I could find in Herrman's AMBR of 2011)while an NGC F12 sold in January 2006 for $8,000 privately.  Higher graded pieces have sold, but they seem impaired in my opinion - porosity, scratches.  These are reported sales on O-127a examples.

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