1826 O-109 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
It appears that MS examples are somewhat scarce with just a small group, let by a few MS64's. AU examples are readily available.
PCGS Graded AU55. Golden gray toning evenly covers this coin. Plenty of luster, and I was right about it being able to upgrade to a 55.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are mostly sharp except 8 and 9 which are usually, if not always, flat. Star 1 is only 1/2 mm. from drapery. Date is 8 mm.with 82 very close at top, much closer than 18 or 26.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. Arrow to A nearly touch. I is centered under left side of T. Center line of stripe 2 extends to crossbar 2 and third line of same stripe extends well below border of shield.
1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-109: 6Overall Number: 208
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 CAC
03/13 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS64
01/09 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS62
08/15 Downey MBS 41 PCGS AU58 CAC