1808 O-102 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Below is the O-102 R5 with the O-102a R2 at bottom.
The O-102a is readily available in all grades up to even an NGC graded MS66 example (out of circulation for 25 years). There are a couple high grade early die state examples as well that have been out of circulation for a long time, though the early die state also almost never appears on the market.
Variety Attribution O-102 Prime R5: Obverse- Date is 9 mm. L has sharp crossbars in bottom. This obverse without die crack is RARE.
O-102a R2: Die crack spans the entire obverse from edge below date, touches left side of 0, slightly curving across curls to below ribbon end. Another from end of first through B of LIBERTY and across cap to edge above. Later another crack joins frist two below ribbon forming a triangular chip. Another extends from main crack below ear through star 8 to edge. Later die states show a fine crack that joins stars 1 though 5 and curves to forecurl. another from edge below star 1 across drapery and toward clasp.
Reverse O-102 R5: 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 1 mm. A sharp center dot near junction of left wing and shield.On most specimens a broad die break or chip, joins the lower left wing to tail feathers. Also a fine die crack from base of ITE in UNITED to scroll.
O-102a R2: Additional die cracks, one from edge below 5 to top of UNIT. Another from edge through ICA to below C.
1808 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 6
Overall Number: 10
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-102):
09/17 Heritage (Internet) PCGS AU50 det (cleaned)
04/16 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) NGC XF40
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick) ANACS VF35 details-cleaned
08/13 Downey MBS 37 (Nomura/Hilgard) VF25 (Ex-Overton, hairlined, light gray)
11/10 Stu Keen FPL F12
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-102a):
11/19 Stack's-B (Baltimore Rarities) PCGS (S) MS65+
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS65+
07/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64+
01/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
03/08 Heritage (ANA-Phoenix) PCGS MS64