1822 O-115 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
A somewhat common variety, yet in problem free grades above XF this one becomes rather scarce, or even rare.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars large. Date is 8 1/4 mm. mouth slightly open. Stars 7-8-13 all about 1/2 mm from cap and curl.
Reverse- 50C is 2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. E is far left with stand centered between ED. Again the inside right serifs of all three A's are missing, but the left stands and crossbars of same are straight and strong, as compared to the previous revers M. Most specimens also show die cracks contiguous to the legend, at UNITED STATES and one passes through MERICA leaving a small lunp at center of R and continuing through 50 C. to edge below leaves. This reverse shows many unusual similarities to reverse M, but positions of diagnostic a's and center dot will readily establish the difference.
1822 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-115: 7Overall Number: 146
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records :
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS64 CAC
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS63 CAC
02/15 Stack's-B (Americana) NGC MS63
07/08 Downey FPL (ANA-Meyer) PCGS MS63
05/08 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS63 CAC