1823 O-101 R3, Broken 3, Capped Bust Half Dollar
The tougher die state for O-101, but there are high grade examples exeplified by the two recent appearanced from the Pogue collection.
PCGS Graded AU50. Images courtesy of Lance Keigwin
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Center dot on neck. Date is 8 1/2 mm with a high 3 that appears broken in the center, with upper and lower halves barely joined at an unnatural angle. This 3 also leans to the right, the only 1823 variety found that does, all other 1823's have threes that are upright or lean to the left. Also the three has a tight upper curl with a square end and the top seems too large for the bottom, which is rather flat and open.
Reverse- 50C is 2 mm. and 50 leans to the left. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Right sides of D-E are in line. Two arrowheads are close and attached to shafts above.
1823 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-101: 5Overall Number: 158
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS65+ (former NGC MS66* CAC (finest))
01/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS65+
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64 CAC
05/08 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS6207/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC AU58