1819 O-104 R1 Large 9 over 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-104 R1 is below, O-104a R6 is at bottom
The later die state, the 104a, is rather scarce, but also boasts the finest of the die marriage at MS66. Other than that this marriage appears frequently for sale.
PCGS Graded XF45. Golden Green and Olive Drab toning on this, with decent luster and originality.
Variety Attribution: Obverse- 1819 over 18, Large 9. Star 2 is recut with bold extra points. Star 4 also recut but not nearly so much. Date is 9 3/4 mm. with the broad 9 previously described.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 3/4 mm. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Right sides of T-I are in line. No sign of upper left serifs on E's.
O-104a: Die crack from edge below 0 in 50C. which extends through center of C across arrowheads into field across tip of right wing through end of motto, out motto at second U in PLURIBUS below E through TA. Second crack from edge though lower pairs of olive leaves, tips of claws, arrow feathers to below olive branch.
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-104: 4
Overall Number: 114
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-104:
09/18 Legend (Regency-XXVIII) PCGS MS65 (Link)
08/12 Stacks-B (ANA-Philly) PCGS MS65
06/17 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 CAC (former PCGS MS63 CAC)
09/15 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
12/08 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS64
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-104a:
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II) PCGS MS66
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick) NGC MS62
06/06 Downey MBS 32 ANACS AU55
11/05 Downey FPL PCGS AU53
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick) PCGS AU50