1818 8 over 7 O-103 R3 Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 1(Second Marriage)
Reverse: C (Second Marriage)
O-103 R2 is below, O-103a R4 is at bottom
The toughest of the 1818 overdates, yet there are still quite a few higher grade examples available up to MS65. The later die state is more scarce and far fewer specimens remain.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is a wide 11 mm. 181 wider than last 18, first 8 larger than second 8. Serifs and crossbar of 7 show above top of 8 and trace of stand in lower loop. Center dot on neck. Die crack from edge through star 11 to curls is a bit heavier.
O-103a: Die crack from edge through star 11 to curls is a bit heavier. There is a fine vertical crack from milling left of date. Another from bottom of first 8 to top of second 8.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm and rather low. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Arrowheads are close and connected by small die defects. There is a triple segment in milling below the lowest pair of leaves and a small die dot in field below RI.
According to Edgar Souders, he estimates that the projected mintage for this overdate is approximately 392,062. Get his book Bust Half Fever and read all about overdates and how he came up with the number! This number would include three Overton varieties, O-101, O-102, and O-103.
1818 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-103: 3
Overall Number: 98
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-103:
01/10 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS65
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS63 CAC
04/18 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS62
02/12 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS62
07/08 B&M (Rarities-Baltimore) PCGS MS62
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-103a:
01/20 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS (S) MS64 CAC (Pogue, Friend, former PCGS MS63)
03/16 Heritage (ANA-Dallas) PCGS MS62 (former PCGS MS61)
11/19 Stack's-B (Baltimore) PCGS AU55 CAC (OGH)
05/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU50
03/15 Heritage (Internet) NGC AU50 det cleaned