1835 O-108 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
Available generally in all grades, with an MS66 specimen at the top of the census. AU and above examples are somewhat scarce and will require patience and searching, but can be had.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Date 7 1/4 mm. and evenly spaced. 83 being a shade closer than 18 or 35, each of the latter are spaced 1 mm. at top half. A fine die crack circles from near star 5 to star 10. Another die crack at base of date.
Reverse- 50 C. is a scant 1 mm. and a bit low. 5 has a short straight top and loop is nearly closed. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. I is centered under left side of T. Center dot on lower side of crossbar 4. Left side of I in UNITED is recut. Short vertical rays are usually visible from rim near 50 C. and lower olive leaves. E centered under left side of D. line 1 of stripe 3 below shield center line of stripe 2 solid to crossbar 2.
1835 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-108: 3Overall Number: 415
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/16 Stack's-B (Pogue Part 3) PCGS MS65+
09/16 Legend (Regency XVIII) PCGS MS64
01/09 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS64 Semi-Prooflike
08/17 Heritage (ANA-Denver) PCGS MS63
06/15 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS63