1806 O-107 R4+ Draped Bust Half Dollar


Obverse 4 (Second Marriage)
Reverse E

O-107 R4+ at top, O-107a R4+ at bottom, though the combination of the two is what is supposed to be R4+, so each die state may be R5.

PCGS Graded VF30. Crossed from an NGC VF20 holder. Bowers described it as such:
A handsome and fully original example of this scarce die marriage, both sides are awash in even copper-gray patina. Liberty's bust and the opposing area on the reverse are softly defined--a fairly common attribute for the type--but the wear is evenly distributed even though it is fairly extensive. Scattered abrasions are mostly small in size and singularly inconspicuous to the eye.
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar, Small Stars
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar, Small Stars
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar, Small Stars
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar, Small Stars
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Sharp pointed small stars are clear of milling. Star 7 is 1 1/2 mm. from L and star 13 is a close 1/4 mm. to bust. Date is 9 mm., evenly spaced and high, I nearly touching curl, 6 is rather high and slender, with a taller and more open top than most of the knobbed variety. Center dot in hair. Some specimens show a wavy die crack from stars around top of  LIBERTY to star 11.

Reverse (O-107)-5 berries all with thick stems. Eagle's beak touches upper side of star point. Point of leaf to left base of I and 1/4 mm. from same. ME joined. (O-107a) Die crack has formed top of UNITED (tough to see below, but it is there). Latest die state has a cud developing around the crack.

1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar
1806, O-107, Draped Bust, Half Dollar
1806 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-107: 2

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-107):
10/14 Heritage (New York)                 PCGS AU53 CAC 
03/10 DLRC (Picky Collection)           PCGS XF45 CAC (Meyer)
08/06 Heritage (Denver)                    PCGS XF40
02/12 Heritage (Long Beach)             PCGS VF35
01/08 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)           PCGS VF35 (Flannagan)

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-107a):
01/18 Heritage (FUN-Tampa)               NGC AU58
11/17 Heritage (Newman-Dallas)        NGC AU55
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)            NGC XF45
03/11 Heritage (ANA-Sacratomato)     NGC XF45
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale)  PCGS XF40 CAC