1829 O-116 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 10 (Second Marriage)
O-116 R3 below, O-116a R4? at bottom
Somewhat tough marriage where few survive above XF, and the later die state being particularly difficult.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 1 mm. from drapery. Date is 8 1/4 mm.and well centered. Mouth slightly open.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. and high. Arrow to A nearly touch and base of U nearly touches tip of left wing. Letters of legend, while not as large as on O-110 (rev G), are larger than usually found on 1829 reverses. Right sides T-I in line. ED and AME close at bases. Base of E above base of second T in STATES. Rusting of die has caused a patch of lumps below Eagle's head as well as in other locations.
1829 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-116: 10
Overall Number: 304
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-116):
06/06 Downey MBS 32 (DeOlden) PCGS MS65
08/13 Downey MBS 37 (Nomura-Hilgard) PCGS MS62
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU58
10/11 Heritage (Pittsburgh) PCGS AU58
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-116a):
06/14 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS62
08/19 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) PCGS (S) MS61 (Newman, Link, former NGC MS63)
06/14 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) NGC AU58
03/12 Heritage (Internet) ANACS AU55 det (Polished)
09/19 Downey MBS 49 PCGS AU53 (Noblet)