1817 O-111 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-111 R1? below, O-111a R1? at bottom
This marriage ranks currently as the number 2 toughest R1 Overton Variety, with only 15? MS and AU examples offered the last 10 years, including all die states. Not a whole lot considering 1000 + examples are supposed to still exist in all grades. Lower grade examples to show up with at least some regularity. I updated and I know that there should be more than this making appearances and so I may need to dig a little more. For now this looks like it. Busthalfaddict 11/17
Variety Attribution: Obverse- Star 7 to bridge of nose at eye level, well below the lowest curl. Stars all sharp. Date is 8 mm. A sharp die defect line extends downward, 3 mm. into field from end of ribbon. a sharp center dot on neck.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 1/4 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm.
O-111a: There is a die crack from top of CA down across arrowheads and leaves to top of U.
PCGS Graded AU53. Dark gray toning with quite a bit of luster for the grade. Purchased in 2011 from Sheridan Downey, a fresh group of Bust Halves from West Virginia.
1817 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-111: 9
Overall Number: 91
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-111:
09/18 Legend (Regency-XXVIII) PCGS MS65 CAC
11/19 Stack's-B (Nov Baltimore) NGC MS64 (as 111a, but has no die crack rev)
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) NGC MS64 (ex-Meyer)
02/19 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63 (fattie)
02/11 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU58
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-111a:
02/18 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS62
03/14 Heritage (San Francisco) PCGS MS60 Det (cleaned)
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU55
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) NGC AU55
05/10 Heritage (CSNS-Milwaukee) PCGS AU55 (Frederick)