1834 O-119 R4 Small Date, Small Letters Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 18 (Third Marriage)
Generally tough to come by in grades above XF. MS64 may be tops.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stair Step Date. Star 1 is 2 1/2 mm. from drapery. Date is 6 3/4 mm. with slender sharp figures that are progressively lower and closer together from left to right, hence the stair step designation. Mouth is slightly open and an ugly curl to upper lip. The most prominent nose to any 1834.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 mm. and slightly high. The 5 has a small straight top, the loop is nearly closed and it is upright with the 0 leaning toward it. Arrow to A is 1 mm. All letters of UNITED have been recut and shifted right, most obvious on NTED. I centered under left side of T.Sloping die lines are visible under stripes of shield. Straight sloping die line connects two lower pairs of leaves. Spur at top of scroll above B.
1835 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-119: 12 (This variety was minted in 1835 after 1834 O-120)Overall Number: 424
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/18 Heritage (Long Beach) PCGS MS64
01/16 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS MS63+
07/11 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS61
08/17 Downey MBS 45 (ANA-Denver) PCGS AU58
01/11 Heritage (FUN-Tampa) PCGS AU58