1821 O-101 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 1
Reverse: A
O-101R1 is below O-101a R1 at bottom
The 101a die state appears to be more common than the O-101 early die state, the 101 perhaps having a higher rarity rating of R3 or so. There are a couple of gems at the top of the census.

1821, O-101, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from curl.The date is 8 mm. Center dot on neck.

Reverse- 50C is 2 mm.  Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Crossbar 5 extends into left wing. Center dot between crossbars 4 and 5. Right sides of T-I in line. Spike on right wing opposite of A3.

O-101a: Die crack from below leaves to top of UNITED STATE and die lump in upper loop of first S in STATES. Additional crack at top of RICA.


1821, O-101a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821, O-101a, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1821 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-101: 1
Overall Number: 133

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101:
10/14 Heritage (New York)                     NGC MS65 (Ex-Eliasberg, Gardner)
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               PCGS MS64
11/05 Heritage (Palm Beach)                 PCGS MS64
03/12 Stack's-B (Baltimore)                    PCGS MS63
03/06 Heritage (Palm Beach)                 ANACS AU58 cleaned

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101a:
04/14 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago)            NGC MS65
04/13 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago)            PCGS MS64
05/06 Stack's (Northern Bay 3)              MS64 Prooflike
08/16 Downey MBS 43 (ANA-Anahem)   PCGS MS63
08/12 Heritage (Philly)                            PCGS MS63