1826 O-119 R4- Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: M (Second Marriage)
NGC Graded XF45. The luster is subdued by heavy bronze toning, but is present. An AU coin knocked for extreme originality? Bought this the same time the Don Frederick auction was taking place. This one is at least as nice as the AU53 from his collection (same wear, deeper toning) and less than half the price.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars 1 and 7 are usually very flat. Inner points of stars 8 and 9 are closer than others. Date is 9 mm.26 is higher than 18, with a 2 that is very short, in fact mostly curl.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 mm. and well centered. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. Several lines penetrate into crossbars, with line 1 of stripe 2 and line 3 of stripe 3 prominent to the third crossbar. There is also a small vertical defect line that crosses the two upper crossbars near right corner of shield. Die crack from edge below 50 C. along tips of olive leaves to top of UNIT. A second crack joins TATES at top and runs to milling above F.
1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-119: 18Overall Number: 220
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
09/09 B&M (Rarities-Philly) PCGS MS64
08/07 Downey MBS #33 (Rutherford) PCGS MS63
07/08 Downey FPL (ANA-Meyer) NGC MS61
01/14 Downey MBS #38 PCGS MS61
01/19 Downey MBS 48 PCGS AU58