|This 1805 Bust Half Dollar has been graded VF30 by PCGS and is housed in an old green label holder which is approximately twenty years old. The coin has also been certified by CAC as being solid for the assigned grade. I believe this coin is the Overton 109 variety, which is one of the varieties that is considered “very scarce” according to the authors who have assigned the O-109 a Rarity rating of R4. The coin is quite eye appealing with rings of rainbow color that circle each side of the coin along the rims. The color is a bit more vibrant on the obverse and is very attractive overall. It was difficult to get the color to show accurately in the images so I have provided a few alternate images, including photos taken under diffused lighting to better highlight the toning. There are several adjustment marks which run diagonally across the obverse devices which were part of the minting process and are original to the coin. Even at the grade of VF30, which appears to be appropriate given the wear, the coin exhibits a great deal of original luster for the grade and that luster really helps the toning on the coin pop. A wonderful example of this “very scarce” 1805 half dollar variety.