1824 O-109 R2 4 recut over 4 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Yes this die marriage has a group of high MS examples topping off at MS66, but finding a decent example in AU is pretty tough as they do not appear often for sale. Problem free circulated examples are rather scarce.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is 8 1/2 mm. with 82 closer than 18 or 24. 4 recut over 4, top of first 4 shows to left of final 4. Often called over 1, but close examination will show it is the tip of a 4 and not a 1 that is visible.
Reverse- 50C is 2 1/4 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Arrowheads are connected by die defects and the two lower ones are solidly joined to shafts above. A small die defect lump is in field between eagle's head and UN in scroll. A small vertical tine is at right side of O in OF. Letters of legend are very large, with words crowded together. Right stand of M in AMERICA is recut.
1824 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-109: 12Overall Number: 177
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS66 (former NGC MS66)
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS65 CAC
03/14 Heritage (San Francisco) PCGS MS64
04/12 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS64
02/15 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63 CAC