1828 O-103 R2, Curl Base No Knob 2, Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: C (Second Marriage, first used on 1827 O-111)
A common die marriage with an MS65 topping the census, and available in all grades.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are large, star 13 is 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 9 mm, and a shade high. Curled 2 and large 8's with slender lines (thinner than previously used on Obverse 1.) 2 has a large open curl.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Right side of T, left side of I in line. Bottom stripe at center of shield is defective. This same die was used in 1827, see reverse J. Top of 5 recut.
1828 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-103: 1Overall Number: 270
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS MS65
01/16 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS MS64
03/11 Stack's-B (Baltimore) NGC MS63
05/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) NGC MS62
03/14 Heritage (ANA-Atlanta) PCGS MS61