1826 O-104 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: D (Second Marriage -first used on O-117, 1825)
O-104 R3 below, O-104a R3? at bottom
There are several high grade MS examples in the Census, but AU's are not very common, and it is evident that the later die state is much more scarce. In fact, many examples have the reverse crack at 50 C but not the one below ERICA, which is probably the final die state and is in fact very rare, as many examples appearing are called 104a yet do not have both cracks. The list for 104a may or may not be accurate as the 2nd crack is difficult to see and without seeing them all in hand, I can not say with certainty that the crack is in fact there or not (please note that the MS66* denoted as a 104 by Heritage did at one time have a 104a designation on its holder, but it was changed as it has the first crack but not the second). It can also be said that the first crack does seem to be present on many specimens at least in part.
Variety Attribution: Obverse- Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from Curl. Date is tall and close 8 1/4 mm., plain 2 with needle like point. A die crack from edge near end of bust joins all stars on left.
O-104:Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. I is centered under left side of T. Base of A2 is slightly lower than base of M. There is a small die defect on lower right side of stripe 1. A carry over reverse from 1825 (O-117).
O-104a: Die crack along base of ERICA. Another crack below 50 C. and arrowheads.
1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-104: 3Overall Number: 205
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104):
08/13 Heritage (Chicago) NGC MS66* (Prooflike Obverse)
02/07 Heritage (Long-Beach) NGC MS65
12/15 Heritage (Houston) PCGS MS64+
01/12 Heritage (FUN Orlando) PCGS MS64
12/09 Heritage (Houston) PCGS MS64
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-104a):
07/16 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS66 (former PCGS MS65+)
04/17 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS62
09/15 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS62
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Lauderdale) NGC AU58
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) NGC AU58 (Struck 10% Off Center)