1826 O-102 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 2
Reverse: B
A common marriage with MS examples available up to MS66. There are proofs known as well, so keep an eye out for prooflike examples.

PCGS Graded AU55. This one has a heavy gray layer of toning, and sort of a shiny appearance. There are some faint hairlines present, and I am not convinced that they are from cleaning long ago,  but maybe from a mishandling. There also are known proofs of this die marriage, so the slightly reflective appearance could be from that as well. PCGS deemed any problems to be not a problem.
1826, O-102, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1826, O-102, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1826, O-102, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1826, O-102, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are mostly sharp. . Star 1 is 3/4 mm. from drapery. Date is 8 mm.with 6 sharply higher than 182. Star 7 at upper edge of headband.

Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. Arrowheads separated. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. UN in UNITED almost joined at top. Left side of T and right side of I in line. Top of this second T in states is disjointed at left serif.

1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 5
Overall Number: 207

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3)               PCGS MS66 (former PCGS MS65)
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati)          NGC MS66
10/16 Heritage (Dallas)                            NGC MS65 (Eliasberg)
08/13 Heritage (Chicago)                        PCGS MS65
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale)      PCGS MS64 (Former NGC MS63 CAC)