1823 O-105 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Common die marriage with availability in all grades up to MS65.
NGC Graded XF45. A golden brown toned example with decent luster and no surface problems. An original coin for sure.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars 8 and 13 each 1/2 mm. from cap and curl. Stars are large with points very close to milling. Date is 8 1/4mm. with a low 2. Base of 3 is open and thin, while top is a broad bold curl. Tiny indented center dot on neck.
Reverse- 50C is 1 1/2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. Right sides of T-I are in line. The large round center dot is in a double space at left end of short crossbar 4. Right side of T in line with right side of I. Most specimens show a fine die crack through MERICA and across arrowheads to base if C.
1823 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 12Overall Number: 165
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
09/15 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS65
02/17 Legend (Internet Auction) PCGS MS64+ CAC
11/15 Stack's-B (Baltimore) NGC MS63
02/13 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63 CAC
11/18 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS (S) MS62