1827 O-120 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 15 (Second Marriage)
Reverse: P
O-120 R5 is below, O-120a R3 at bottom
The early die state is seldom seen, but the later die state appears somewhat frequently with high grade examples available let by a single MS67.      


1827, O-120, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 3/4 mm. from Drapery Star 13 is 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 8 1/2mm, there are several raised defect lines parallel to the milling , under end of the bust and left of the date.

Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. and high with top of C very close to stem (less than 1/2 mm.). Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Right side of T and left side of I in line.

O-120a: Die crack at top of UNITED STATES.

Notes:
Obverse 15 is used on the infamously rare O-149 R8

PCGS Graded AU58. Very pretty coin with little or no wear and very decent luster. A 58 by any standard.
1827, O-120a, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120a, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120a, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-120a, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-120: 45
Overall Number: 266

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-120:
05/09 Heritage (Long Beach)                 PCGS MS64
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS)          PCGS AU55 CAC
06/12 Stack's-B (Baltimore)                    PCGS AU50
07/11 Heritage (FUN-Orlando)                NGC AU50
02/18 Heritage (Long Beach)                  PCGS XF Details (cleaned)

Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale recordsO-120a:
07/10 Private Treaty                                 NGC MS67
12/16 Legend (Regency XIX)                  PCGS (S) MS65+ CAC (Friend)
03/09 Heritage (Baltimore)                     NGC MS65
09/18 Legend (Regency-XXVIII)             PCGS MS64 CAC
04/17 Heritage (FUN-Dallas)                   PCGS MS64