1828 O-111 R4, Square Base 2, Small 8's, Large Letters, Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 6 (Second Marriage)
This one can be tough in grades above XF. There may be two or three MS specimens and a handful of AU's, and even the lower grades do not pop up that often.
PCGS Graded XF45. A very nice, original example of this very scarce variety.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 13 is less than 1/4 mm. from curl. Date is 8 mm. Small 8's. The 2 has a thick base, thin top and large knob. Rusting of the die has produced several die lumps on neck.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. and high. The C leans sharply to left and has a serif that is doubled at the front and below the main final cutting. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. I centered under right side of T. Arrowheads connected by die defect lines. Line 3 of stripe 3 to fourth crossbar.
1828 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-111: 14Overall Number: 283
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
06/10 Private Treaty PCGS MS63
08/16 Downey MBS 43 (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS62
08/09 Downey MBS #34 (Meyer/Bakke) PCGS AU58 (Fields a bit busy)
08/14 Downey MBS 39 (Davignon) PCGS AU55
08/15 Downey MBS 41 PCGS AU53 CAC