1808 O-104 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-104 R2 below, O-104a R5 at bottom
This is a tough die marriage in AU and MS grades, though there are a few rather pricey MS64's out there. Most are in lower grade or have some sort of issue. Finding one that has a decent strike may pose a problem, as the details tend to be weak. There is one known MS 104a example, but the 'a' die state tends to be very rare.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is 9 mm. and high. There is a small die defect ridge from top of R to cap. A longer defect ridge crosses ribbons at back of head.
Reverse-50 C. is 1 3/4 mm and low. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Arrowheads are very close. A slender die line slants upward from top side of olive stem.
O-104a: Die crack at legend on right.
1808 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-104: 7
Overall Number: 11
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104):
11/16 Heritage (New York) PCGS MS64
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 CAC (Secure)
08/10 B&M (Rarities-Boston) NGC MS64
11/08 B&M (Bladstone-Balt) PCGS MS64
08/06 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS64
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104a):
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU53
08/12 Downey MBS #36 PCGS VF30
11/07 Stack's (Amherst/Waccabuc) F15 (Looks VF30)
02/12 Heritage (Internet) NGC VG det environmental damage