We have a number of contributions this week.
First, Rick Andrz wrote: A good cherry picking February
While doing Red Book varieties of Bust halves I also look for key varieties using Edgar Souders' "The Top 100 R4 & R5". I like halves with die cracks and always wanted the Comet variety with single leaf. Well, I was lucky to win as the only bidder at just the minimum in the low $200s.
I also was contemplating getting a 1807 draped bust some day to go with the 1807 capped bust. I was looking at a few on eBay when I saw one with star 1 close to the curls; thought it could be a O-101 R5 rarity but it was really a O-110. I never looked at varieties of Draped halves before so I started looking at a few more to attribute. I came across this one in NGC holder marked as cleaned. The reverse was posted as attached; upside down. The opening bid was about $50+ higher than what most cleaned 1807 draped halves go for on Heritage. I made a bit higher bid and won … an O-104 R5-. As I'll only buy one, at least I have a key variety. February turned out to be a great month for searching for early halves.
Finally, from Mike McDaniel:
Long time JRCS member and Bust Half Nut Club member Dr. William Christie is selling almost 250 coins in Session Two of Kagin's March 2017 ANA Money Show Auction (Friday, March 10) . http://auctions.kagins.com/Kagin-s-March-2017-ANA-National-Money-Show-Auction_as46383