1834 O-110 R3 Small Date, Small Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 9 (Second Use)
Reverse: J (Second marriage, first used on 1836 O-104 as rev C)
This marriage may be tougher to find in problem free conditions as it does not appear as often as other marriages. Topped by a single MS66 which may be only one of a small handful of MS specimens, with few problem free AU's surviving.
PCGS Graded AU53. This one likely has been dipped too many times, but other than a lack of luster, not too many marks. Neat die crack plainly visible on the reverse.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are mostly sharp except star 8 which is flat and close to cap. Stars 8, 9, and 10 are recut. Date is 7 mm. with small, slender sharp figures and a heavy serif at top of 1. There is an abnormally high and sharply serrated rim on this variety. Die has been lapped to remove dots and a die line present in the first use (O-109).
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. with a small C. and 5 recut at tip. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Left sides of T-I in line. A circular die crack from the tail feathers crosses upper pair of leaves, tip of left wing, through UNITED under first S, along top of scroll, then curving down across corner of same to top and across right wing to junction of arrow shaft and claw. Thereby forming a large loop around the inner design of this variety. Lines 2 and 3 of stripe 3 are solid to crossbar 2. This die is the same as 1836 Rev C.
1836 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-110: 18 (This variety was minted in 1836 following 1836 O-104)Overall Number: 444
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS66+
01/12 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) NGC MS66 (Proof-Like)
06/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS (S) MS64
11/12 Heritage (Sunday-Internet) NGC MS64
02/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS62