1832 O-101 R1 Large Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 1 (Second Marriage)
O-101 R2 is below, O-101a R1 at bottom
Common variety, but being also a Redbook variety makes this die marriage slightly scarce due to collector demand. The obvious neat die break on the revers makes for easy identification.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Cap extends over headband to curl. Stars medium in size and close to milling. Date is 8 mm. and rather low. The 1 shows recutting along right edge and the 8 in lower loop and right edge of upper loop. A fine vertical die line joins lips and chin.
Reverse- Large Letters. Wide 50 C. is 2 1/2 mm.Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. A die break from tail feathers extends up and left along upper olive leaves, and is solidly joined to them and heavy, to outer edge of left wing, about halfway up from left tip. Another die crack is present from lower berry across leaves to UNI. Bold center dot between crossbars 4 and 5. The heavy break at left wing makes this large letter variety easy to identify. A rusted or unfinished die results in a larger portion of the surface being rough. Most noticeable are lumps inside of OF and between stem of lower leaves and the lower berry.
O-101a: The die break is heavier than the O-101, and solidly attached to the olive leaves and another die crack from lower berry across leaves to UNI.
NGC Graded XF45. Nice brown toning with splashes of color mixed in. A fair amount of luster remains beneath the ancient toning.
1832 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-101: 20Overall Number: 378
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101:
11/19 Stack's-B (Nov Baltimore) PCGS MS64 (rattler)
12/05 Heritage (Dallas) NGC MS64
01/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) PCGS MS63
09/18 Legend (Regency-XXVIII) PCGA MS62 (Link)08/16 Heritage (ANA-Anaheim) PCGS MS62
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records O-101a:
11/14 Heritage (Beverly Hills) PCGS MS64
11/13 Heritage (Newman) NGC MS64 CAC
01/12 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64
05/10 Alpine Numismatics FPL PCGS MS64
08/19 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) PCGS (S) MS63 (Friend)