1809 O-110 R4+ (XXX Edge) Capped Bust Half Dollar


Obverse: 5 (Third Marriage)
Reverse: A (Second Marriage)

As a high R4, this one is tough commanding premiums well above a normal 1809. There is a single MS63 at the top of the census, but problem free AU's and XF's are extremely tough as many have issues. With supposedly 81-120 of these existant, it does not appear all that often for sale, which may indicate a number closer to 80.
1809, O-110, XXXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1809, O-110, XXXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1809, O-110, XXXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1809, O-110, XXXX Edge, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse- Star 13 scalloped point toward curl. Stars are large and sharp. Date is 9 3/4 mm. and well centered. 18 wider than 809. Curl clear of headband. A fine die crack from edge through lower points of star 4 on most specimens, that develops into a die break ending in small irregular lumps in field. Mouth is slightly open.

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 at base. There is a row of uniform, pointed, segments clash marked between scroll and eagle's head on most specimens seen.

1809 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-110: 10
Overall Number: 24

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/15 Downey MBS 41                                  PCGS AU55
03/10 Private Treaty                                     PCGS AU55
05/10 Downey FPL                                        PCGS AU55 det cleaned (Frederick)
04/13 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago)                  NGC AU50 det cleaned
12/08 Heritage (Houston)                            NGC AU50 hidden pin scratch obv