1809 O-112 R5- Capped Bust Half Dollar
A very tough die marriage with very few showing up on the market in higher grades. There are a couple AU58's at the top of the census but anything above VF is very rare.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 has a scalloped point toward curl. Mouth broad and slightlyopen. Date is 9 3/4 mm figures with small and relatively thick figures. Stars 1 and 13 each 3/4 mm. from drapery and curl respectively.
Reverse-50 C. is 2 mm. A to arrohead is 1 mm and arrowheads well separated. ME very close at base. Most of left wing is usually smooth. Lines 11 and 3 of stripe 4 extend to crossbar 2, with line 3 the boldest. E position is far left, withleft side of D centered over E and left side of T in line with right side of I. A die lump between E and S in STATES and one each under M and E in AMERICA on some specimens.
1809 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-112: 1
Overall Number: 15
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU58
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS) PCGS AU53
01/17 Downey MBS 44 PCGS XF45 CAC (Meyer)
10/18 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS XF4003/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC VF35