1830 O-114 R5 Small 0 Large Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 7 (Second Marriage)
Reverse: L (Re-used from 1828)
This marriage is low in supply and high in demand. Examples do show up for a cherry pick from time to time, and there are some high grade examples out there, with a couple of MS examples leading the pack.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars drawn to edge. Date is a close 8 mm. and rather low. 1 is higher and wider spaced than 830. Die chip at inner loop of 3 at top of knob on all seen. The die chip forms a notch.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 mm. Large and high. Arrowheads are close together, the lower ones attached to shafts above. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. Letters are lage, both tall and broad. A's are 2 1/4 mm. tall and 3 mm. wide at base. Only a scant 1 mm. between D and S. Right sides of T-I in line and D-E in line. Line 1 stripe 4 well below bottom of shield. This is reverse S used in 1828 (See the Witham O-122 on this site).
1830 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-114: 14Overall Number: 326
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) NGC MS63 (Reiver)
08/10 Heritage (Witham-Boston) PCGS MS62
07/08 Downey (Meyer-Select Rarities) PCGS MS62 (Ex Prouty, FPL)
03/09 Heritage (Baltimore) ICG AU58
01/14 Downey MBS 38 (Davignon) PCGS AU55