1828 O-118 R3, Square Base 2, Small 8's, Large Letters, Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-118 R3 below, O-118a R4 bottom
There are many very nice high end examples, including the later die state. The later die state is much more scarce, and perhaps less common than an R4 should be. A couple of MS66's are at the top of the census.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date is 8 mm. Stars are large, sharp and well formed. Star 13 nearly touches Curl.
O-118:Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. and high, with a large C. that is only 1/2 mm. from olive stem. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Right sides T-I in line. Words of legend are large and crowded with hardly any space between. Reverse also used in 1829 on O-110.
O-118a: Die crack that joins bottom of 50 C. Another cricles from olive leaves through and around legend from UNIT to AME.
1828 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-118: 25Overall Number: 294
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-118):
12/11 Heritage (New York) NGC MS66
06/08 B&M (Baltimore) PCGS MS66
08/14 Heritage (Chicago) PCGS MS65
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) PCGS MS64+
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64 CAC
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-118a):
11/18 Heritage (Dallas) NGC MS65
10/16 Heritage (Dallas) PCGS MS65 (former NGC MS65)
02/14 Heritage (ANA-Atlanta) NGC MS64
08/13 Stack's-B (ANA-Chicago) NGC AU58 CAC
07/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS AU55