1826 O-120 R4- Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 13 (Second Marriage)
O-120 R4- below, O-120a R4- at bottom
A slightly tougher marriage, but the availability of high end specimens may end up proving this marriage to be more common than once thought. If anything the early die state is less common, but both die states cannot be R4- for an R4- rating overall.
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. this die marriage, the stars seem to be generally better struck especially stars 1 and 7.
O-120: Reverse- 50 C. is 2 mm. and well centered. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. Arrowheads flar, close and connected by small defects. right sides D-E and left sides T-I are in line.
O-120a: Die crack throug UNITE that extends through D STAT. An additional crack starts at the end of the first one just above U and circles down across leaves and 50 C. to arrowheads.
1826 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-120: 19Overall Number: 221
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-120):
05/09 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS67
02/09 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS AU58
07/08 Downey FPL (ANA-Meyer) NGC MS64
09/16 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63 Gold CAC
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS MS63 CAC
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-120a):
10/09 Heritage (Dallas) NGC MS65 (Not Sold)
04/13 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS64+ CAC
01/10 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
03/18 Stacks-B (Baltimore) NGC MS63 (former PCGS MS63, Gardner)
08/15 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63 (former PCGS MS62 CAC, OGH)