1823 O-110 R2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
As far as the die marriage is concerned, the O-110 is more readily available but the 110 is a highly sought Redbook variety. There are high grade examples available, as it is a somewhat common marriage. Appearances of the 110a though does cause collectors to come out of the woodwork.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 1 mm. from Drapery, Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from curl. Stars large and mostly flat. Date is 8 1/2 mm. with figures that are close spaced. The 2 is low, the 3 has a large curl with a blunt end at top and an open curl. Mouth is open.
Reverse- 50C is 21/4 mm. with large figures and well centered. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. I is centered under T. base of A2 is higher than base of M.
1823 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-110: 7Overall Number: 160
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/15 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) PCGS MS65
01/16 Downey MBS 42 PCGS MS64 (Link)
01/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64+
09/13 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 CAC
03/09 Heritage (Baltimore) PCGS MS64