1818 O-111 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Common die marriage with even an MS67 survivor at the top of the census.
NGC graded VF35. Weaker strike and lots of dirty gray toning. Fantastically original.
Variety Attribution: Obverse- All stars are sharp with long points. Date is 9 mm. with droopy topped eights. Second 1 is not only slimmer than the first 1 but lower than other figures. Small spike top of cap. ("Spiked Cap" variety)
Reverse-50 C. is 2 mm., well formed and centered. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Left side of I under right side of T, right sides of D-E are in line. Second crossbar extends into right wing.
1818 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-111: 13
Overall Number: 108
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
11/17 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS64 (former PCGS MS62 CAC )
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS64
01/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64 (do not know if this is one of the 2 below)
07/09 Sheridan Downey FPL PCGS MS64