1820 O-102 R1 1820 over 19, small curled base 2 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Somewhat common yet in high demand as a single die marriage Redbook variety. Available in grades up to MS65.
PCGS Graded AU53. Attractive orange and gray toned coin with a decent strike. Looks like a properly graded 53 to me, and a tough variety as well. From Sheridan Downey MBS 34, as noted Attractive pale golden toning. The surfaces are free of distractions. Luster is commensurate with the assigned grade. With a mintage of just 751,122, 3rd lowest of the capped bust series, ALL 1820s command attention. This is one of those examples of the dang old NGC holder made the coin look like it was over graded and not nearly as nice as what it actually is.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-1820 over 19. Small date is 9 mm. with small curled base 2 over 1 and nearly full 9 showing clearly inside the larger 0, 182 is wider spaced than 20, remains of 1 inside curl of 2 which is entirely closed.
Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. with round figures and low. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. A's have small defective serifs at lower right. Some show a small crack through OF.
According to Edgar Souders, he estimates that the projected mintage for this overdate is approximately 187,780. Get his book Bust Half Fever and read all about overdates and how he came up with the number! This number would include two Overton varieties, O-101, and O-102.
1820 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 1
Overall Number: 126
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) NGC MS64 CAC
02/15 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64 (former NGC MS63)
09/18 Legend (Regency-XXVIII) PCGS MS63 CAC
10/14 Stack's-B (PNG-New York) PCGS MS63
08/14 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS63