1813 O-105 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-105 R1 below, O-105a R4? at bottom
A common but neat die marriage that features many die clash marks. Early die states are detailed and sharp. This die marriage can be collected on its own, with a progression of wear and clashes that can be seen as striking process went on through the life of the dies. The Obverse was brought back into service with many clashes and re-used for the O-110.
NGC Graded AU55. Deeply toned with subdued luster. I know some would rather have flash, but this one has fully perfect detail and other than a couple of very small spots of possible rub or cabinet friction, is it Unc? One wonders...
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars all large and well formed. Date is 10 1/4 mm., figures wide spaced and with large broad 8 and small 3. Date well centered between bust and milling. This variety, like many others, usually shows numerous clash marks. These and other defects were variable factors that came and went. Milling is bold and coarse.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. A-Arrow is 3/4 mm. Tiny center dot between crossbars 5 and 6. Line 1 of stripe 3 to second crossbar. Left sides of T-I are in line. AT close at base.
O-105a: There is a heavy die crack from edge across stem of lower olive leaves through shield and eagle's neck. Another crack starts at edge below left wing tip through UNI and bottlom of TED STAT. Another from edge above O in OF through America, arrowheads, C, and to edge below 0 in 50.
1813 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 7
Overall Number: 69
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105:
08/11 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS66
04/17 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS64+ CAC (former NGC MS64 CAC)
01/16 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS MS64
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64+ CAC
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS MS63
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105a:
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) NGC MS67
10/14 Heritage (PNG-New York) PCGS MS64
03/11 Heritage (ANA-Sacratomato) NGC MS64
11/19 Stack's-B (Baltimore) PCGS (S) AU55
02/12 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU53