1836 O-109 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
There are proofs available of this marriage, but for whatever reason, it is scarcer than the R3 would indicate. A few examples have popped up in 2015, two of which were out of BHNC collections. There may be an MS64 as finest at the top of the census, but AU and MS examples are rare, and even with the recent appearances, only 9 have appeared the last ten years, and a couple of those were not very pretty!
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars are in front of rim and mostly sharp. Date 7 1/2 mm. 183 are even at bottom, but 3 is lower at top. 6 is larger and higher. RTY in LIBERTY is weak. Stars 10, 12 and 13 are recut at upper points.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 mm. and high, with a small C, that is almost entirely under the stem. The 5 has a straight top and loop is nearly closed. Arrow to A is 1 mm. Left side of D and right side of E in line. I left of T. Center dot between crossbars 3 and 4. Line I of stripe 4 extends to crossbar 2 at top and well below border of shield at bottom.
1836 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-109: 1Overall Number: 427
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
01/15 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS64
02/16 Heritage (Long Beach) NGC MS64
08/15 Heritage (ANA-Chicago) PCGS MS62
11/17 Heritage (Newman-Dallas) NGC AU55
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU55
01/15 Numismatic Auctions (Xenos) ANACS AU58