1806 O-127 R6 Draped Bust Half Dollar
Pointed 6, Stem through claw
O-127 has no known sale appearances. O-127a pictured and is very rare. 19 known. The best are two (?) VF25's with several at the lowest grades.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 nearly touches bust. Star 8 weak. Date is 8 1/2 mm. and 1 nearly touches curl. Top of Y is higher than T. The six is smaller than 180 and higher. stars 6 and 7 almost touch as do stars 10 and 11.
O-127a: Die crack develops from milling through lower points of star 6 which later becomes much heavier and extends to ribbon.
Reverse-None of the 5 berries have stems, the lower one and upper two are close to olive branch while the two center ones are well clear and appear to be suspended in space. Olive stem through claw and a die defect line joins end of stem to tail feathers. Right base of F missing. Star point attached to front of beak. Leaf point to right base of I and distant.
1806 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-127: 9
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-127a):
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS VF25
01/10 Stack's (Americana) PCGS VF25 (not sold)
08/09 Downey MBS 34 (Meyer/Bakke) VF20 (2 faint scratches obverse)
07/08 Heritage (ANA-Baltimore) NCS VF20 det (x scratch obv, 2 x scratches rev)
06/06 Downey MBS 32 (DeOlden) VF20 det (a bit of porosity, cloudy surfaces)