1823 O-110a R3, Ugly 3, Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 8
Reverse: I
Highly desired variety, available in all grades up to MS65, but made scarcer do to demand. The Busthalfaddict is leaving the O-110 page separate as the 110a is the important die state here.

PCGS Graded XF40. Images courtesy of Lance Keigwin
1823, O-110a, Ugly 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1823, O-110a, Ugly 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1823, O-110a, Ugly 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1823, O-110a, Ugly 3, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
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. Ugly 3, which is the result of the die crack from the edge to the right side of the 3 the figure 3 has become rough and ill shaped, the stand devoid of curves, just bumps.

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: 7
Overall Number: 160

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 MS65)
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim)               PCGS MS63 CAC
01/09 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)               PCGS MS63
12/10 Heritage (Houston)                       NGC MS62 (Brown)
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver)    PCGS AU58 CAC