1822 O-108 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-108 R3? is below, O-108a R3 at bottom
This marriage is on my toughest R3 list, though there is an MS66 at the top of the census. Appearances are in fact rare above XF so look for high grade examples when the become available. R3 overall maybe, but I suspect the early die state is R5 or rarer.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are large, well formed and clear of milling. Star 7 lightly touches front edge of cap. Date is 8 1/2 mm.
O-108a: Die crack from star 10 across inner points of star 11 and 12, lower curl, top of 182 and up to drapery.
Reverse- 50C is 2 1/4 mm. and low. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. RI in AMERICA is very close with base of R a shade the highest. Left side of T and right side of I in line. A chip die break partly fills top of N.
O-108a: Die crack from leaves across tip of wing, along base of UNITED and up through STA. Another from milling to claw just left of 5. A third from RIC down through arrowheads and top of 50 joins second crack.
1822 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-108: 10
Overall Number: 1
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-108:
06/17 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS AU53
03/08 Heritage (Texas) ANACS AU55 det cleaned
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU50
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU Det (cleaned, ex-Frederick)08/13 Downey MBS 37 (Nomura/Hilgard) NGC XF45 (Overton)
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-108a:
11/15 Stack's (Baltimore) NGC MS64 (Eliasberg)
01/14 Downey MBS #38 (Davignon) PCGS MS62
01/17 Downey MBS 44 PCGS AU58
03/15 Ebay (Reeded Edge) PCGS AU58
01/09 B&M (Orlando Rarities) NGC AU58