1829 O-109 R4+ Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-109 R4+ Below, O-109a R4+ Bottom, Minted in 1830
This die marriage does not appear often. The 109a die state appears to be more common. Both are likely R5's with the 109 being a 5+ or thereabouts, combining for the overall R4+ rating. A pair of MS64s are at the top of the census.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star1 is 1 mm. from Drapery. Star 13 slightly over 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 8 mm.and pretty well centered. Die lines evidnet on most specimens between end of bust and edge.
O-109: Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. with a small C. and slightly above center. Arrowheads ribbed and well separated. Arrow to A is 1 mm. A strong die line crosses the central branch, joining the upper and lower pair of olive leaves. Straight die line extends from top left serif of F. Die prong from left wing under head.
O-109a: Die crack along the top of UNITED and another top of S OF AM. Tops of all three a's filled at top.
1830 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-109: 3 (Minted in 1830, after 1829 O-108)
Overall Number: 315
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-109):
06/06 Downey MBS 32 (DeOlden) NGC MS62 (trace friction)
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU53 det scratched semi prooflike
02/16 Heritage (Internet) PCGS AU50
04/12 Heritage (Chicago) ANACS AU50
01/15 Heritage (Internet) PCGS XF45
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-109a):
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) NGC MS64
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS61 (CAC)
01/18 Downey MBS 46 (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU53
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU53
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU50