1818 O-114 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: J (Second Marriage)
O-114 R3 below, O-114a R3 bottom.
Both can't be R3 for an overall R3, and the later die state does appear more often for sale, therefore one can make the assumption that the earlier die state is likely a high R4 or low R5 to fit the overall rarity rating. There are quite a few high grade MS examples with two gems at the top of the earlier die state.
Variety Attribution O-114: Obverse- Star 1 sharply recut with two extra lower points. Date is 9 1/2 mm. and low, 81 closer than either 18. A small recutting mark at lower left base of first 8.
O-114a: Fine die crack from lower curl curving to edge between stars 11 and 12. Another fine crack curves from edge above star 7, across peak of cap to join stars 8 through 11 and the first crack.
O-114: Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Arrowheads close and lightly connected. Stand of E is centered under D. Right side of T and left side of I in line. AM close with base of A higher. Most show a fine die crack below 50 to arrowheads.
O-114a: Die crack now extends through CA to field under R.
1818 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-114: 5
Overall Number: 100
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-114):
03/07 Stack's (Brooklyn Sale) PCGS MS66 (Semi-Prooflike, former NGC MS66)
03/10 DLRC (Picky Collection) PCGS MS62 CAC
03/09 Heritage (Houston) NGC MS62
12/14 Heritage (Houston) PCGS AU58 CAC08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU50 (Benson)
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-114a):
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS63
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS) PCGS MS63
06/09 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS63
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati) PCGS MS63
09/17 Downey FPL PCGS MS62