1806 O-121 R4 Draped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 10 (Sixth Marriage)
The obverse die may have appeared in more die marriages than any other. In any event, the R4 may be correct with maybe a single MS example (64) and a decent grouping of AU's making up the high end of the cencus.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-All stars have sharp points. S7 is 1 mm. from L. Star 8 is only 1/2 mm.from Y, and Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from bust. Date is a close 7 3/4 mm. and high. 1 and 6 nearly touch curl and bust. Y has been recut, but at this stage is barely visible at lower left base of Y, if at all. Some hair and ribbon details may be weak due to the sinking of the die.
Reverse-5 berries and all have heavy stems. Point of beak is burried in upper side of star point. Point of leaf is slightly over 1/4 mm. from right base of I. AM touch and ME nearly do. Left base of A2, very close to third feather and well above fourth.
1806 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-121: 26
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records :
06/14 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) NGC MS64
10/18 Stack's-B (Baltimore) NGC MS63
02/17 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC AU58
08/11 Downey (Solomon-Sel Rarities) PCGS AU58
08/19 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) PCGS AU50