1821 O-106 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-106 R1 is below, O-106a R2 at bottom.
This one is rather common in all grades, but the 1821 date does carry a bit of a premium over other later 1820's dated Bust Halves.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 is only 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 7 3/4 mm. 21 is lower than 18.
O-106: Reverse- 50C is 1 3/4 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Crossbar 3 extends into right wing. Center dot between crossbars 4 and 5. Left side of T and right side of I in line. Some specimens exhibit a dot in field between R in PLURIBUS and eagles head and a small patch of lumps, probably from die rusting, under eagle's head. A tiny spike protrudes from eagle tail feathers half way down.
O-106a: Top of N becomes filled due to a progressive die chipping.
1821 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-106: 7
Overall Number: 139
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-106):
06/16 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS64 (former NGC MS63)
12/15 Heritage (Houston) NGC MS62
08/13 Downey MBS 37 (Nomura/Hilgard) PCGS MS62
02/07 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS61
10/15 Heritage (Gardiner-New York) PCGS AU58 CAC
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-106a):
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
04/09 Private Treaty PCGS MS64
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS63 CAC
09/12 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) NGC AU58 CAC