1831 O-114 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 9 (Second Marriage)
This die marriage can be tough in grades above XF, and infrequently appears in MS grades.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 8 nearly 3/4 mm. from cap and star 13 very close to curl. Stars are usually flat with rather blunt points. Date is a close 7 mm. with blunt 1's and a 3 that is heavy and boldly curved. Two pair of segments in milling below end of bust are joined like Siamese twins. This obverse is similar to obverse 6 (O-109 and O-110) but definitely different. Small die defect causes a lump above clasp and right of curl.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. and high. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. Left sides of T and I in line.Lines of stripe 3 extend below shield with center line almost to arroshaft.
1831 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-114: 20Overall Number: 355
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS64 CAC
03/12 Heritage (New York) PCGS MS64
07/11 Heritage (FUN-orlando) NGC MS64 CAC
06/19 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58