1832 O-120 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Reverse: L (Second Marriage)
O-120 R3 below, O-120a R3 at bottom
A top ranked toughest R3....
Variety Attribution O-120: Obverse-Stars are mostly flat. Date is 8 mm. With a recut serif on 1, similar to obverse 11 on O-116 but different. Also traces of this recutting show at base and along right side.All specimens seen show a die crack at base of date that runs under end of bust.
O-120a: Additional die crack from rim just above star 3 to lower chin. Another from rim across star 12 to curl. these frist two cracks will eventually connect. Another from star 5 across head and star 10 to edge.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 3/4 mm. and low, top of C. 1 full mm. from olive stem. Arrowheads crude and joined together and to shafts above. Arrow to A is nearly 3/4 mm. ER nearly touch at base. A in STATES is much higher at base than first T. The right curve at top of the shield extends left at center into the eagle's neck. No tail feathers left at all.
1832 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-120: 10Overall Number: 368
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-120):
01/15 Downey MBS 40 (Davignon-FUN) PCGS AU58
01/13 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC AU58
03/09 Heritage (Baltimore) NGC AU58
10/11 Heritage (Pittsburgh) NGC AU55
02/06 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC AU50
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-120a):
04/09 Stack's (Ludovico-Clyde) PCGS MS63
09/19 Downey MBS 49 PCGS MS61 (Link) (former PCGS AU58 CAC)
04/13 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) NGC MS61
01/11 Stack's (New York) PCGS AU58 CAC
07/09 Downey FPL PCGS AU58 (Meyer)