1824 O-108 R2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-108 R2 is below, O-108a R2 at bottom
This die marriage has a decent group of MS examples topping out at MS64, but the later die states do not appear as often as the earlier die state, and overall it appears that the R2 may only apply to the early state. This may be one that could be revised to R3 overall. Note that 6 of the 10 high grade examples listed below basically can be taken off the top of the census for high grade appearances, therefore the 108 may require more serching if one wants to obtain a higher grade specimen for their collection.
Former ANACS GradedXF40. Blue and gray toning with a hint of orange. Decent detail with luster remaining in the devices.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 7 nearly touches milling. Star 8 is 3/4 mm. from cap. Star 13 is less than 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 8 mm.
Reverse- 50C is 2 1/2 mm. and well centered. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. I below right side of T. First S in STATES is high.
O-108a: Die crack top of UNITED S and another at top of RICA.
1824 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-108: 8Overall Number: 174
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-108:
10/06 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS64
02/07 Alpine Numismatics FPL NGC MS62
09/11 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS61
09/13 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU58
05/17 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS AU58 CAC
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-108a:
02/15 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS64 (Newman)
05/07 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
05/07 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS63
06/06 Downey MBS 32 (DeOlden) PCGS MS6302/08 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU55