1827 O-129 R4- Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 20 (Second Marriage)
An MS64 tops the census, but specimens above XF are rather tough in this die marriage.
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. On this die marriage all stars on left usually flat, while all on right are relatively sharp
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. large and well centered. Arrow to A is slightly over 1/4 mm. ll specimens noted have a small defect lump near top of stripe 1 and part of an extra line on the left side of stripe 4 which is 1 mm. long. A small ridge in stand of the L in PLURIBUS (similar to the I in reverse V of O-128) is diagnostic.
1827 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-129: 18Overall Number: 239
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS64+
02/13 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS63
02/15 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS63 (former NGC MS62)
08/14 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) NGC MS62