1820 O-105 R1, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 4 (Second Marriage)
Reverse: D
O-105 R1 is below, O-105a R3 at bottom
Common die marriage yet tougher in higher grades especially mint state, with a couple MS64's at the top of the census. Late die state is particularly tough in mint state, with no MS examples appearing last 10 years (am leaving the 64 on the least from 2006 until one appears, or another higher end AU appears).

1820, O-105, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 2 is recut with two distinct upper right points. The date is11 mm., and one of the widest of the bust series. A tall straight open top knobbed 2, with a square base.

O-105a: There are several die cracks, one from edge above star 10 though stars 11 and 12 to curl then just above 0 and joining 82. Another across end of bust. A third from edge at star 4, across star 5, LI and LIBERTY's cap then to the edge between stars 8 and 9. A fourth joins third crack at star 8 and runs toward first.

Reverse- 50C is 1 1/4 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 1 mm. Triple segments form a triad opposite pair of leaves and below tip of wing. Right sire of T and left side of I in line. 5 tipped sharply to right.


1820, O-105a, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105a, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105a, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820, O-105a, Square Base, Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1820 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 5
Overall Number: 130

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105:
02/16 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS MS64+
06/17 Heritage (Long Beach)                  NGC MS63
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS MS63
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim)                NGC MS63 CAC
08/07 B&M (Rarities Milwaukee)            PCGS MS63

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105a:
03/06 Stack's (Crimson)                          MS64
03/11 Downey FPL                                   PCGS AU58
12/11 Teletrade 3188                               NGC AU58
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick)           PCGS AU55
07/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               NGC AU55