1814 O-101 R2 4 over 3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-101 R7? Below, O-101a R2 at bottom
There are some outstanding examples of this overdate, and demand drives the prices up by leaps and bounds. An MS66 tops the census and there are several high grade survivors at the top of the census. There are only 7-8 specimens known to have no die cracks on the obverse.
Variety Attribution: Obverse- 1814 over 13. Date is 9 mm., top crossbar and lower curve of 3 shows under 4.
O-101a: Die crack at edge opposite end of bust joins stars 1 through 6, then curves across cap to join all stars on right. Additional sharp die crack at bottom of date.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Two oversized segments are above second T in STATES, the one on left is attached to top of the T with a defect. Some early die states show a vertical die line extending 2 mm. below eagle's beak and other extending upward from left wing. Specimens observed show clash marks both obverse and reverse.
O-101a: Die crack from edge near left wing tip, that joins UNITED ST near the base then to top of A1.
PCGS Graded AU55. I had to reach, and reach fast to get this one from Sheridan Downey. He said that I beat several other people to the punch who wanted to purchase this one. Ex. Dan Holmes. Very thick layer of oxidation subdues the luster. Cool original coin.
1814 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-101: 1
Overall Number: 73
According to Edgar Souders, he estimates that the projected mintage for this overdate is approximately 115,452. Get his book Bust Half Fever and read all about overdates and how he came up with the number!
The edge on some of these 1814/3 overdates was done in 1813, before the star was added between DOLLAR and FIFTY, while other 1814/3 overdates do have the star between DOLLAR and FIFTY.
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101:
08/16 Downey MBS 43 (ANA-Anahem) PCGS XF45
08/07 Downey MBS 33 (Rutherford) XF40
07/08 Downey FPL (ANA-Meyer VF20 (ex Prouty)
05/09 Stu Keen FPL VG10
06/07 Stack's (Prestera-Rosemont) VG10
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101a:
06/10 Stack's (Slade-Baltimore) NGC MS66 (Kaufman)
08/12 Downey MBS #36 (ANA Philly) NGC MS65 CAC
05/17 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS64 CAC (former PCGS MS64)
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS64 CAC
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II) PCGS MS64+ (former NGC MS65)