1827 O-121 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
This marriage has a single MS65 which may be finest, then a small handful of other MS examples at the top of the census, but appearances above XF are seldom seen.
PCGS Graded AU55. Ex-Don Frederick. Don notes: Mid to early die state. Still has complete dentils oberse. Heritage notes: Lightly flowlined but otherwise perfect dies. A remarkable, darkly toned AU, the Frederick specimen exhibits a combination of blue, green, lilac, and gold toning on each side.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is a wide 8 1/2mm. and medium low, top of 2 is slightly lower than 187. All.stars are large, star 1 is usually flat and it is 1 1/2 mm. from drapery. Other stars are relatively sharp.
Reverse- 50 C. is a close 3/4 mm., with a large C and short curved top on 5. Arrowheads are large and the upper one is solidly attached to base of A.
1827 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-121: 12Overall Number: 233
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
09/11 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS65
01/07 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS64
01/06 Heritage (Reiver-Dallas) NGC MS61
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58 CAC
11/07 B&M (Baltimore) PCGS AU58