1812 O-108 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 6 (Second Marriage)
O-108 (Prime) R2 below, O-108a R2 bottom.
This ranks as my #2 toughest R2 with only 9 problem free AU and MS apearances from both die states the last 10 years. There is a small handful of problem free AU and MS examples as survivors making this one tough in grades above XF.
Variety Attribution O-108: Obverse-Date is 10 mm. with first 1 much higher than 812, the top of same only 3/4 mm. from drapery. 81 is closer than 18 or 12. All figures lean left. Mouth closed and lips curved. Tiny center dot on neck.
O-108a: Die crack at date and no milling.
O-108: Reverse-50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Center dot between crossbars 4 and 5. AM and CA appear to the naked eye appear to touch but not quite. base of A is higher than M. There are several die cracks. One from olive lleaves across tip of wing to base of U. Another from milling joins unITEd sTAT. A third from edge through TES crosses scroll to right wing.
O-108a: Addictional die crack at 50 c. and another across eagles head and little or no milling.
1812 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-108: 8
Overall Number: 60
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-108):
01/09 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS62
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS AU58
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU58
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU58
12/08 Heritage (Houstom) NGC AU53
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records(O-108a):
05/15 Heritage (Gardner III-New York) NGC MS63* CAC
03/09 Heritage (Baltimore) PCGS MS63
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS AU55 (Link)
05/12 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC AU55
04/12 Downey MBS 35 PCGS AU55