1819 O-102 R2 Large 9 over 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 2 (Second Marriage)
A common die marriage with a couple of MS66's at the top of the census.
NGC Graded AU53. Light gray toned, with little hiding numerous small contact marks. Decent detail and luster for the assigned grade. Bit of a double profile at the nose.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-1819 over 18, Large 9. Stars are large and close to milling. Date is 9 mm. and 19 is wider than 181. The 8 under the 9 joins the tail and loop of same. This 9 is about 1 3/4 mm. wide as compared to a scant 1 1/2 mm. for the small 9.
Reverse-50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. and slightly below center. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Space between F and A only slightly over 1/2 mm. at base. All three T's have the right half of base partly broken off. Some specimens show die cracks from each corner at left end of scroll, running down to join just above left wing. A wide space in milling centered below 0 in 50.
According to Edgar Souders, he estimates that the projected mintage for this overdate is approximately 833,200. Get his book Bust Half Fever and read all about overdates and how he came up with the number! This number would include five Overton varieties, O-101, O-102, O-103 O-104, and O-106. O-105 is not included as it is not a true overdate.
1819 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 3
Overall Number: 113
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II) PCGS MS66 (former PCGS MS65 (Ex Heifetz))
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS66 (Ex Suros)
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati) NGC MS66 (Eliasburg/Kaufman)
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS65
10/14 Heritage (New York) PCGS MS65