1826 O-102 R1 Capped Bust Half Dollar
A common marriage with MS examples available up to MS66. There are proofs known as well, so keep an eye out for prooflike examples.
PCGS Graded AU55. This one has a heavy gray layer of toning, and sort of a shiny appearance. There are some faint hairlines present, and I am not convinced that they are from cleaning long ago, but maybe from a mishandling. There also are known proofs of this die marriage, so the slightly reflective appearance could be from that as well. PCGS deemed any problems to be not a problem.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are mostly sharp. . Star 1 is 3/4 mm. from drapery. Date is 8 mm.with 6 sharply higher than 182. Star 7 at upper edge of headband.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. Arrowheads separated. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. UN in UNITED almost joined at top. Left side of T and right side of I in line. Top of this second T in states is disjointed at left serif.
1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-102: 5Overall Number: 207
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS66 (former PCGS MS65)
04/09 Heritage (CSNS-Cincinnati) NGC MS66
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) NGC MS65 (Eliasberg)
08/13 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS65
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) PCGS MS64 (Former NGC MS63 CAC)