1827 O-121 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Obverse: 16
Reverse: Q
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.
1827, O-121, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-121, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-121, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
1827, O-121, R3, Square Base 2, Capped Bust, Half Dollar
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: 12
Overall 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