1819 O-106 R4 Large 9 over 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: E (Second Marriage)
A tough marriage that does not appear for sale often, with a single MS65 as finest. Rather scarce in any grade.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-1819 over 18, Large 9. Stars are large and close to milling. Star 8 is 1 mm. from cap. Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from Curl. Date is 9 3/4 mm.18 is wider than 819. The knob on tail of is large, flat and recut. A spear like defect near top of 1 and two or three fine die lines from drapery just left of 1. Star 13 flatly struck.
Reverse-50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. and rather low. Arrowheads separated, arrow to A is 3/4 mm. otch at right base of A's. Right sides of T-I in line.
According to Edgar Souders, he estimates that the projected mintage for this overdate is approximately 833,200. Get his book Bust Half Fever and read all about overdates and how he came up with the number! This number would include five Overton varieties, O-101, O-102, O-103 O-104, and O-106. O-105 is not included as it is not a true overdate.
1819 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-106: 15
Overall Number: 125
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS65+ CAC
07/16 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64
04/15 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS64 (former PCGS MS63 CAC)
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) NGC MS63
08/15 Downey MBS 41 PCGS MS62 CAC