1817 O-111 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 8
Reverse: H
O-111 R1? below, O-111a R1? at bottom

This marriage ranks currently as the number 2 toughest R1 Overton Variety, with only 16 MS and AU examples offered the last 10 years, including all die states. Not a whole lot considering 1000 + examples are supposed to still exist in all grades. Lower grade examples to show up with at least some regularity. For those visiting this page for the first time in a while, you will notice that some of the auction appearances below have passed the 10 year mark and I will update this soon, but it means the census grades at the top shall be reduced!!! (3 of the 4 MS examples will be off the census come August of 2017, leaving only 1 MS coin to appear in the last 10 years! Busthalfaddict 02/16/2017

1817, O-111, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse- Star 7 to bridge of nose at eye level, well below the lowest curl. Stars all sharp. Date is 8 mm. A sharp die defect line extends downward, 3 mm. into field from end of ribbon. a sharp center dot on neck.

Reverse- 50 C. is 2 1/4 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm.

O-111a: There is a die crack from top of CA down across arrowheads and leaves to top of U.

PCGS Graded AU53. Dark gray toning with quite a bit of luster for the grade. Purchased in 2011 from Sheridan Downey, a fresh group of Bust Halves from West Virginia.
1817, O-111a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817, O-111a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1817 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-111: 9
Overall Number: 91

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-111:
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale)      NGC MS64 (ex-Meyer)
08/07 Downey MBS 33 (Rutherford)      PCGS MS62
02/11 Heritage (Long Beach)                 PCGS AU58
12/15 Heritage (Houston)                        NGC AU53
03/15 Heritage (Dallas)                           NGC AU53

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-111a:
01/07 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               NGC MS63
08/06 Heritage (Denver)                         NGC MS62
04/08 Heritage (CSNS-Rosemont)         NGC AU58
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa)                  NGC AU55
05/10 Heritage (CSNS-Milwaukee)        PCGS AU55 (Frederick)