1832 O-121 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
O-121 R3 below, O-121a R3? at bottom
The later die state is much more difficult than the earlier state and as such may be an R5. Overall, MS examples are generally tough, and AU's only slightly less so.
Variety Attribution O-121: Obverse-Stars on left are mostly sharp those on right are mostly flat. Date is 8 mm. and the 1 usually shows recutting under the upper serif. The 2 is noticeable for its broad curved base.
O-121a: Inside top of 3 is mostly filled from die break. Most of the stars drawn toward edge. there is only a trace of miilling.
O-121: Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. large and well centered. Arrow to A is 1/2 mm. A diagonal bar between stripes 5 and 6. Upper part of shield rather flat. The large crude arrowheads look like stone age spear points. The lower ones are joined solid to each other and to the shafts above. Base of R above base of I and base of A above base of M.
O-121a: There is no milling.
1832 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-121: 11Overall Number: 369
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-121):
01/17 Heritage (FUN-Ft Lauderdale) NGC MS67 CAC
08/10 Heritage (Witham-Boston) NGC MS64
08/09 Heritage (Los Angeles) PCGS MS64
09/08 B&M (Rarities-Bev Hills) PCGS MS63
02/15 Heritage (PNG-Dallas) NGC AU58
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records (O-121a):
11/09 Stack's (74th Annivers-Balt) PCGS MS64
07/09 Downey FPL (ANA-Meyer) PCGS MS63
09/19 Downey MBS 49 PCGS AU58 (Link)
05/16 Legend (Regency XVII-New Orleans) PCGS AU58 CAC
04/11 Heritage (CSNS-Chicago) NGC AU58