1820 O-104 R4+, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: C (Second Marriage)
O-104 R4+ below, O-104a R7? Pics NEEDED!
A very scarce die marriage but there is a group of MS and AU specimens available up to MS64. This one does not appear often and always commands a premium. Late die state is extremely rare.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 2 is recut with two distinct upper right points. The date is 11 mm., and one of the widest of the bust series. A tall straight open top knobbed 2, with a square base.
O-104: Reverse- 50C is 1 3/4 mm. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Narrow A's with small serifs at base. Most early specimens show that a second T in STATES has been punched over a first attempt that was 1 mm. too low. Most specimens show a die crack througth 50 C., and across lower arrowpoint to edge. Also a crack through RI toward tip of right wing.
O-104a: Cracks through RI to tip of right wing and 50 C are heavier and a die chip at edge below center pair of leaves.
1820 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-104: 4
Overall Number: 129
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104):
01/14 Heritage(FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64
12/08 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS64
08/15 Downey MBS 41 PCGS MS63
10/12 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS63 (former NGC MS63)
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS61
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104a):
05/07 Alpine Numismatic FPL VF30