Numismatic Guaranty Corporation will now attribute Capped Bust half dollars 1836-1839 by Graham Numbers, the firm has announced.
This has been made possible by the publication of a new book by Dick Graham called A Registry of Die Varieties of Reeded Edge Half Dollars 1836-1839, which was released during the American Numismatic Association convention in August.
The Sarasota, Fla., third-party grading firm said attributions would be part of its VarietyPlus Service, an adjunct to its grading and encapsulation services.
NGC explains that “unlike the lettered edge half dollars that preceded them, reeded edge halves were almost entirely hubbed, with the final numeral of the date being the only hand-punched element. The distinguishing points of reeded edge halves are thus very subtle, and these coins may be challenging to attribute in grades below VF-20. It’s suggested that submitters bear this in mind when selecting coins for variety attribution.”
Check the NGC website at www.NGCcoin.com for the full details.