1813 O-106 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar


Obverse: 4
Reverse: E
O-106 R2? is below, O-102a R2? is at bottom
The O-106a die state is very tough in higher grades and is on my list of toughest R2's. Check here for the latest stats
There seem to be a lack of these available for whatever reason and do not be surprised if this one gets revised at some point. There is a handfull of high grade specimens at the top of the census, with perhaps the Garrett specimen being finest.

This die state (O-106) has only made 6 AU/MS problem free appearances the last 10 years.
1813, O-106, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse- First several stars are usually quite flat. Date is 10 mm. and rather irregular with first 1 high and second 1 low. Star 7 recut at lower and upper points.

Reverse- 50 C. is 2 1/2 mm. and low. Arrow to A is slightly over 1 mm. Left end of the scroll seems always to be weak, with E P usually missing. About half of the specimens observed have UNITED almost entirely blotted out. Left sides T-I in line.

O-106a: Fine die crack joining olive leaves and 50 C. Another from below tip of left wing through UNITED STATES.

PCGS Graded XF45. Rolling luster envelopes this miserably struck variety. Details missing obverse and reverse. Very little wear makes me wonder if the strike is fooling the grading services. This one has been to ANACS (XF45), NGC (XF40) and now PCGS. Think it is more of an AU coin.
1813, O-106a, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106a, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106a, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813, O-106a, R2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1813 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-106: 6
Overall Number: 68

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-106:
08/09 Downey MBS 34 (Meyer-Bakke)   NGC MS62
09/15 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS MS61
01/14 Downey MBS 38 (Davignon)         PCGS AU58
09/12 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS AU58
05/11 Goldberg (Pre-long Beach)           NGC AU58

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-106a:
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II)              PCGS MS65+ (Former NGC MS65)
06/13 Heritage (Long Beach)                PCGS MS62
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati)        NGC MS62
06/15 Legend (Regency-Las Vegas)    PCGS MS61 CAC (Former NGC MS61)
02/08 Heritage (Long Beach)                NGC MS61