1801 O-102 R4+ Draped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse 1 (Second Marriage)
The tougher of the two 1801 die marriages, with only a single MS example appearing (the Newman coin). 1801 was a year where half dollars returned to production and most saw heavy circulation.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Large stars and 1 and 13 are close to curl and bust. Large close date.
Reverse-Left base of A2 embedded in wing feathers. 5 berries, 12 arrows.
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64 CAC
03/09 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) ICG AU58 det (scratch over portrait)
01/16 Downey MBS 42 NGC AU55 det (cleaned)
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU53 CAC (ex-Friend)
08/10 Heritage (Witham-Boston) PCGS AU53