1827 O-120 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 15 (Second Marriage)
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.
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.
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 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:
04/10 Heritage (Frederick-CSNS) PCGS AU55 CAC
06/12 Stack's-B (Baltimore) PCGS AU50
07/11 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC AU50
11/19 Stack's-B (Baltimore) PCGS (S) XF40
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
06/19 Legend (Regency-XXXIII) PCGS MS64 CAC
04/17 Heritage (FUN-Dallas) PCGS MS64