1822 O-105 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-105 R3 is below, O-105a R6? at bottom
Somewhat common with examples available up to MS66, with later die states being rare.
PCGS Graded AU58. Not much if any wear on this. Pleasantly toned, and luster is a bit subdued. Bowers notes: Gorgeous copper-rose patina blankets both sides, the color relatively light and allowing full appreciation of a mostly lustrous sheen. Overall smooth in appearance, and highly attractive in all regards.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars 8 and 13 about equal distance form cap and curl. Date is close 8 mm. and evenly spaced with tight curls in the twos. Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from curl.
O-105a: Stars on right generally flatly struck. Die crack from right of cap passes through star 8 , and continues through all stars including star 13 to rim.
Reverse- 50C is 2 1/4 mm. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Left sides of T-I in line. Most specimens show a fine die crack developing first through OF AMERICA and gradually extending to encircle most of the reverse.
1822 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-105: 12
Overall Number: 151
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105:
09/15 Stacks-B (Pogue Part II) PCGS MS66 (former NGC MS67 (Kaufman))
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS MS65
04/14 heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS64
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
04/11 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) NGC MS64
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-105a:
09/12 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
05/12 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63
01/06 Heritage (Reiver-Dallas) NGC AU55 (Break thru right stars)
08/09 Downey MBS 34 (Meyer/Bakke) PCGS XF45 Gen Cleaned01/08 Heritage (Sunday Internet) ICG VF20 Damaged and cleaned