1808 O-104 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar


Obverse: 4
Reverse: D
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.

PCGS Graded XF40. Modest wear, but tons of luster for the grade. Golden green and gray toning throughout. Crossed from an NGC 35 holder.
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
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, O-104a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-104, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
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):
08/12 Downey  MBS #36                        PCGS VF30
11/07 Stack's (Amherst/Waccabuc)      F15 (Looks VF30)
11/06 Heritage (Sunday Internet)          ANACS F12 Det Cleaned
12/12 Heritage (Internet)                       NGC VG det environmental damage