1819 O-107 R4 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-107 R4 is below, O-107a R4? at bottom
This one is slightly less common, but is available in higher grades up to MS66. The later 107a die state appears much less frequently. I have also included a terminal die state at the bottom which some may find rather interesting.
NGC Graded XF45. Nifty original coin with good luster for a 45. Golden green thick toning envelops this early die state.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars all sharp and well formed.Star 13 a scant 1/2 mm from curl. Date is 3/4 mm., evenly spaced and well centered.
O-107a: There is a heavy die crack from edge at star 2, though star to front of bust, then continues in a finer crack across bust, curving down just left of lower curl to left curve of 9. A second crack curves down through second one.
Reverse-50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. with large round figures. Arrows to A is 1 mm. I centered under T. Lower right serif of A2 notched. Stand and top of 5 clearly recut.
O-107a: Light die crack at top of AMERICA to edge below arrowheads.
There is a later die state with a crack from S13 to nose and stars 5 and 6 to curl which is considered R7.
An even later die state with a more pronounced obverse crack (with apparent metal missing from the die), die crack from star 13, crack from stars 5-6 to nose (both tough to see on this worn example), and an additional die crack curving above Ms Liberty's cap to Star 8. These images are courtesy of one of you loyal users! Thank you!
1819 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-107: 7
Overall Number: 117
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-107:
09/15 Stack's-B (Pogue Part II) PCGS MS66 (former NGC MS66 (Ex-Prior/Garrett/Kaufman))
11/12 Stacks-B (Baltimore) NGC Det MS60
04/16 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS(S) AU58
08/14 Downey MBS#39 (Davignon) PCGS AU58 CAC
12/13 Heritage (Houston) NGC AU58
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-107a:
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS MS61
09/11 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS AU58
04/10 Heritage (CSNS-Frederick) PCGS AU58
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS XF45
08/13 Downey MBS 37 (Nomura/Hilgard) VF30 Old Clean (Overton)