1830 O-103 R1 Small 0 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Seems to be one of the easiest 1830's to obtain with many specimens in high grade up through MS66.
PCGS Graded AU55. A heavily and deeply toned example that looks almost like a piece of candy. Other than the toning and muted luster, there aren't any marks of note.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 1 1/2 mm. from drapery. Star 13 is 3/4 mm. from curl. Stars have round blunt points. Date is 8 1/4 mm, and slightly low.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Right side of T-I in line. There is a fine die defect line from center arrowpoint to milling. First S in STATES is high and wide. C in AMERICA is punched low in relation to adjacent letters. Line 1 of stripe 2 to second crossbar.
1830 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-103: 8Overall Number: 320
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS66+
01/20 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS (S) MS65 (Ex Newman, Link, NGC MS65)
07/15 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS65+ (Newman)
06/19 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS (S) MS64
02/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
NGC Graded AU53. This one has the CAC sticker. Gray dirt toning and a decent flash of luster. Interesting comparing this one to the one above.