1823 O-101a R1, Patched 3, Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 1
Reverse: A
Generally common and available up through MS66, but in very high demand.

PCGS Graded AU55. Images courtesy of Lance Keigwin
1823, O-101a, Patched 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1823, O-101a, Patched 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1823, O-101a, Patched 3, Capped Bust Half Dollar
1823, O-101a, Patched 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
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. A small punch has been sunk in the die at the junction of the two halves of the 3 to strengthen the connection.

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: 5
Overall Number: 158

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
04/15 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago)             NGC MS66
01/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3)               PCGS MS65 (former NGC MS66 (Kaufman/Eliasberg))
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)                PCGS MS64 (Ex-Friend)
02/07 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS MS64
12/09 Alpine Numismatics FPL               PCGS MS64