1806 O-123 R5- Draped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 11 (Second Marriage)
There is a prime die state but it is rare and not counted in the overton book, which has no die crack reverse. Overall there a couple MS coins with the Newman example, a 64 as finest. The R5- rating may be correct with a group of AU's and XF's out there as well.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 is very close to bust. Date is 8 1/2 mm. large and high, 6 has long curved top that touches bust and 1 touches curl.
Reverse-5 berries and all have stems. Right base of F missing. Weakness in central stars. ME joined at base. A2 clear of feathers and M. Point of leaf below right base of I. Late die states show a die crack from lower right stand of T in UNITED curves upward through ED joins tip of wing and toip of ST, then curves downward through ATES to clouds. Most examples show this die crack, and examples without the crack are much more rare (R6?)
1806 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-123: 20
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records :
01/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64 (Newman)
08/10 Heritage (Witham-Boston) PCGS MS62
07/08 Heritage (ANA-Baltimore) NGC AU58 (no crack or break rev)
02/17 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC AU53
02/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU50