1813 O-102 R4 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 1 (Second Marriage)
This die marriage though scarce can be had in MS and AU grades with patience. There are some very nice examples that come to market from time to time. The reverse die is shared with O-104, and the obverse and die is similar to O-104, so check carefully!
PCGS Graded AU50. Deeply toned and original. Appears to have been struck not too long after the 50 C over UNI variety O-101a that is on the previous page. Luster subdued by the toning.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are sharp. Date is 9 3/4 mm and well centered, with a broad 8. 81 a little closer than 18 or 13. In this late die state there usually is only a trace of milling and all stars are drawn solidly to edge. And at the latest die state (as above) there is a crack from the edge through the upper tips of star 2.
Reverse-50 C. is 2 mm. Arrow to A is slightly over 1/2 mm, Left side of E is centered under D and I under right side of T. I in UNITED is higher than T. There is no center dot. Usually only a trace or no milling.
1813 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 3
Overall Number: 65
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/12 Heritage (Philadelphia) PCGS MS62 (Ex-NGC MS61, Heritage Long Beach 05/12)
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58
01/15 Downey MBS 40 (Davignon) NGC AU58
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU58 CAC (Meyer)