1809 O-101 R5 (XXX Edge) Capped Bust Half Dollar


Obverse: 1
Reverse: A

This marriage is very tough, with only a small handful AU's at the top of the census and low grade examples more of the rule. Problem free examples do command a premium, in addition to the XXX premium. If possible take a gander at the edge!
1808, O-101 R5, XXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-101 R5, XXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-101 R5, XXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1808, O-101 R5, XXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 has scalloped point 1/2 mm. from curl. Stars 11 and 12 have 2 points closer together than others. Date is 9 3/4 mm. with 1 wider than 809 and the 9 is high and leaning to the right away from other figures. Some specimens observed show a spur or die line from the left side of the 8.

Reverse-50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. Arrow to A is slightly less than 1 mm. A is lower and touches under the left base of M. U in UNITED broadly recut.

Note: This variety has the XXX edge.

1809 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-101: 9
Overall Number: 23

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
07/08 Downey (Meyer-Select Rarities)    AU55 (Finest?)
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick)            PCGS XF45 (Cleaned)
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach)                    PCGS XF40
03/15 Heritage (Dallas)                              NGC XF40 det (Scratched (formerly designated as Cleaned as well))
08/14 Downey MBS 39 (Davignon)           PCGS XF40