1831 O-118 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: M (Second Marriage, used first on O-108, 1830)
This one has landed on my toughest R3 list. Last ten years, there have been 5 MS and 4 AU problem free examples appear, with only 2 AU's since 2006. There are many cleaned examples floating out there, as well as a couple MS65's.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Star 1 is 1 1/4 mm. from drapery. Star 13 is 1/2 mm. from curl. Date is 7 1/4 mm. the tall 1's have full serifs. Die lines similar to a finger print at end of bust, below star 1 are usually visible.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/4 mm. Arrowheads large and well separated. Arrow to A is slightly over 1/2 mm. Left sides T-I in line. A fine die break joins top of UNITED on most specimens. First used on 1830 O-108 (Rev H).
1831 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-118: 6Overall Number: 341
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
04/19 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) PCGS MS65 CAC (former NGC MS65 CAC)
09/11 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) NGC MS64
10/10 Heritage (Stamford, CT) PCGS MS63+ (former Frederick, MS62)
06/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS62
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) PCGS MS62