1830 O-115 R2 Small 0 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Very common die marriage with several examples surviving in Gem condition.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is 8 1/2mm. and pretty well centered, but 3 is clearly lower than 180. the die is unfinished around end of bust with a patch of parallel die defect lines below drapery to left of 1 and another patch at upper end of bust and a cligtht raised swelling between the two patches along the drapery. Raised limp on neck next to curl. These lines may not be visible on late states of the die, or well worn specimens.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm., and well struck and just slightly high. The 5 has an open loop and a short straight V shaped top. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Left sides of T-I in line. Stripes and crossbars are sharply struck and the latter slant upward to the right. Lines 1 and 2 of stripe 3 and line 2 of stripe 4 extend below shield.
1830 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-115: 17Overall Number: 329
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/09 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS67
02/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS65
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 CAC
04/15 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS64+ CAC (Ex-Newman NGC MS64+ CAC)
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64