1812 O-106 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 5 (Second Marriage)
Another for my top toughest with an R3 rating, only 3 MS appearances and 6 AU appearances last 10 years counting examples in a problem free condition.
Variety Attribution: Date is 9 1/4 mm. 81 closer than 18 and 12. A tiny center dot on neck. Most, but not all specimens show a fine die crack from edge across 8 and top of second 1, it then curves up through curls and out above the eye and star 6 to edge.In this later state, the break through 8 is heavier and develops a lump that partly fills the lower loop of 8. A second crack from base of 18 to left joining all stars. A third through 2 joins first crack. Additional die crack from edge below star 13 to curl and first crack.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. Arrowheads well separated. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. A long line extends into right wing from third crossbar. A heavy die crack or break from N in UNITED straight across just above left wing to opposite edge left of A2. this break while heavy at each side, is often light and nearly imperceptable in center.
1812 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-106: 10
Overall Number: 62
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64
12/08 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS64
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS62
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58 CAC (Ex Troy Nelson)
01/15 Downey MBS 40 (Davignon-FUN) NGC AU58