1836 O-118 R3 Capped Bust Half Dollar
There are high grade examples available up to MS65, though AU's may be a little more difficult to find.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars on left and Star 8 are mostly flat, the remaining 5 show some detail. Date is 7 1/4 mm. with broad coarse numerals. The 1 and 8 usually show signs of recutting. A weak line ending in a distinct dot extends to right from loop of 6. Some also show a dot inside loop of 6. this would seem to be the best candidate for 1836 over 4. The lips on this variety are more like knobs than lips.
Reverse- 50 C. is 1 1/2 mm. with a small C that is weakly struck on all specimens seen. The well formed 5 is higher than 0 and tipped to left. Arrow to A is 3/4 mm. Left side of T and right side of I are in line. olive stem and right claw are usually weakly struck.
1836 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-118: 13Overall Number: 439
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
02/14 Heritage (New York) PCGS MS65 CAC
01/14 Heritage (FUN-Orlando) NGC MS65
05/06 Stack's (May Sale) NGC MS65
08/11 Heritage (Chicago) NGC MS64
08/08 Stack's (Decatur-Atlanta) NGC MS63