1825 O-111 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
This die marriage does appear rather frequently and is easy to spot by looking at 50 C and seeing the recut figures.
PCGS Graded AU53. Gray dirt toned, with darker toning at the periphery. Luster is silvery with hints of orange. The recut 50 C. is clear on the reverse.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 touches curl. All stars large and flat. Date is 8 1/4 mm. Star 1 recut at inner point.
Reverse- 50C is 2 1/4 mm. set low and all three units are broadly recut. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Arrowheads are flat, close and connected by small die defects. AM are joined by a solid bar at base. ED in UNITED and RI in AMERICA are also joined at bases. The large left serif of first T in STATES touches curve of S. A small lump below E in UNITED.
1825 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-111: 8
Overall Number: 191
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
11/16 Heritage (New York) PCGS MS64 CAC (former PCGS MS62 CAC)
03/11 Heritage (ANA-Sacramento) PCGS MS64
01/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63 CAC
02/11 Stack's-B (Tampa Rarities) NGC MS62 CAC