1812 O-103 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
This is perhaps the most common of the 1812's, and can be obtained in any grade problem free. There are several gem examples at the top of the census.
NGC Graded XF45. Deep purple toning with lighter toning on areas of wear. No significant marks or hairlines. Decent luster remains in the devices. Identifying dots under I and U clearly visible reverse.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is a wide 9 1/2 mm., medium in size, and figures slant to left. All regular 1812's have a large 8. Stars on left sharp, flat on right.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Center dot between crossbars 4 and 5 at left. A patch of fine diagonal lines in circle between left wing and eagle's head, may be visible only on XF or higher specimens. Some show a die crack from C. in 50 C. through olive leaves to top of U in UNITED. O of OF broadly recut at lower left outside. Two dots below I in AMERICA. One dot below U in UNITED.
1812 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-103: 5
Overall Number: 57
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
06/14 Goldberg (Pre-Long Peach) NGC MS65
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS65* CAC
08/12 Stack's-B (ANA-Philly) NGC MS65
08/11 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS65 CAC
02/17 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64+ CAC