1807 O-112 50 over inverted 5 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 9
Reverse: H (Second Marriage)

By far THE most common of the 1807 Turban Heads, making an appearance in every auction, and in every dealer's showcase. There is a decent population of high grade MS coins out there, with perhaps even an MS66. Finding a problem free example can be a little more difficult as demand has meant that many were cleaned as many were in collections through the days when nearly all coins were cleaned. That said, there seem to be so many survivors that there is still a population of problem free coins to choose from, so choose wisely. If someone has or comes across the 112a die state (cud top of U to olive leaf) please do not hesitate to get in touch!!!

NGC Graded XF40. As Heritage notes:
Rich lavender-gray toning drapes this evenly circulated first-year Capped Bust half. O-112 is the usual marriage for the popular blundered reverse die. The engraver began to enter the denomination as 25 C before recognizing the mistake.
Heritage has their little history lesson wrong there. The coin has decent luster and I believe it to be properly graded.
1807, O-112, 50 over inverted 5, Capped Bust, Half Dollar, 50/20
1807, O-112, 50 over inverted 5, Capped Bust, Half Dollar, 50/20
1807, O-112, 50 over inverted 5, Capped Bust, Half Dollar, 50/20
1807, O-112, 50 over inverted 5, Capped Bust, Half Dollar, 50/20
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars large, well formed and close to milling. Date is 8 1/4 mm. with a broad O that is large compared to other figures. In later states a die crack joins base of 80 and a rough lump develops under crossbar of 7 from chipping of the die. Star 1 points between segments.

Reverse-50 over inverted 5. 50 C. is 2 3/4 mm. Arrow to A is 1mm. Center dot near junction of left wing and shield and a sharp die defect dot below the lowest arrowhead. Arrowheads are ribbed and show recutting. In this second use of H, the base of 5 fragment is very weak.

O-112a: Cud top of U to Olive Leaf (may not exist).

1807 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-112: 14
This was the 4th variety of Capped Bust Half Dollar minted in 1807 and overall.

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II)           PCGS MS65
11/09 Alpine Numis. FPL                      PCGS MS65
04/09 Heritage (CSNS Cincinnati)      NGC MS65
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach)              NGC MS64
05/16 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach)     NGC MS64+