1827 O-128 R4- Capped Bust Half Dollar
There is a decent group of MS examples, but AU's are tough, and even XF's do not appear often. This one overall does not appear that frequently on the market.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are close to milling. Star 1 is 3/4 mm. from Drapery. Star 13 is 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 8 1/4mm, and well centered. Well preserved specimens, especially early strikes, usually show fine lines around end of the bust from an unfinished die. The first 4 stars are sharp, while the remainder always seem to be flat.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm.and high. Arrow to A is slightly less than 1/2 mm. Lines 3 and 1 of stripes 1 and 4 to crossbar 2 and line 3 of stripe 6 to crossbar 3. There is a small ridge like a joint near the center of I in PLURIBUS. E in STATES distinctly recut at top.
1827 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-128: 17Overall Number: 238
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
05/11 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS64
07/09 Stack's (S.S. NY-los Angeles) PCGS MS64
09/15 Goldberg (Pre Long Beach) PCGS MS63
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS62
09/13 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS62