1809 O-105 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
This die marriage ranks #3 on my R2 tough list with only 8 problem free AU coins appearing the last 10 years. The strike weakness on this one is the norm, making it less of a choice for type sets. There may be an MS coin out there, but for the most part XF and below examples are what collectors are most likely to find.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars large and well struck. Star 13 has a scalloped point toward curl. Date is 9 1/2 mm figures are set irregular, 18 is wider than 809 and 9 leans sharply to the right. There are one or more tiny lumps, extra points or small lines at or near every inside star point. Die line close to star 5 near inner point.
Reverse-50 C. is a shade less than 2 1/2 mm. and well centered, with large 0 and well formed 5. A to arrohead is 3/4 mm. A straight die line from end of olive leaf next to 5, to milling below. A die crack from olive leaves circles left to the top of UNITED STATES OF A. Arrowheads are wekk separated. Left side of T over right side if I.
1809 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 13
Overall Number: 27
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) NGC MS61 (Pittman)
04/16 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) NGC AU58
01/16 Downey MBS 42 PCGS AU58
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU58
03/16 Stack's-B (Baltimore Rarities) NGC AU55