1822 O-103 R5- Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-103 R5- is below, O-103a R5- is at bottom.
Both die states are likely more scarce than a 5-, but combined to equal a 5-. There appear to be a total pop of 5 problem free MS examples, with MS62 being finest. The later die state appears to be the rarer of the two states.
Variety Attribution O-103: Obverse-Star 10 is recut at three lower points. Date is 9 mm. and higher than most in this year.
O-103a: Straight die crack from edge through upper points of star 6 to bridge of nose. Another crack joins top of date to drapery and star 13.
Reverse- 50C is 1 3/4 mm. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. eft sides of D-E and right sides of T-I in line. Large center dot between lines 4 and 5.
1822 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-103: 1Overall Number: 140
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-103):
07/08 Downey MBS 33(Rutherford) NGC MS62
06/15 Downey FPL NGC MS60 det Artificial Toning
11/09 B&M (Baltimore ) NCS MS60 wiped, some hairlines
06/10 B&M (Baltimore) PCGS AU50
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati) PCGS AU50 (Meyer)
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-103a):
06/06 Downey MBS 32 (DeOlden) PCGS MS62
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU50 CAC
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC XF45 (ex-PCGS AU50)
05/11 Downey FPL PCGS XF45
01/09 Heritage (Internet) NCS XF40 det (Environmental Damage)