1836 O-120 R4- Capped Bust Half Dollar
Obverse: 16 (Second Marriage)
A slighly tougher variety, but they do come to market with a handful of MS and AU Examples poping up from time to time. The Overton plate coin is an MS64 which may be the highest graded.
NGC Graded AU53. Used to be in an old ANACS XF45 holder, purchased in 2001. Think ANACS had it right. Gray toning with soft, muted luster. This is considered a bar-dot variety. Below is the dot you should see, though it is generally tough, especially on lower grades. I do not have a better zoom in than this...yet.
Variety Attribution: Obverse-Stars mostly sharp and close to milling. Star 8 recut at 2 upper points. Date 7 1/2 mm. with 83 closer than 18 or 36. Remains of a bar and dot show weakly to right of 6.
Reverse- 50 C. is a close 1 mm. and rather high with a well formed 5 and large C. Arrow to A is 1/4 mm. I centered below left side of T. A in STATES is higher than adjacent T's at both top and bottom. The area between olive leaves and berries is noticeably filled. All three lines of stripe 3 extend below shield.
1836 Leaman-Gunnet Emission Sequence Number for O-120: 21
Overall Number: 447
Top five condition census coins from last 10 years of auction and sale records:
03/16 Heritage (ANA-Dallas) PCGS MS62 CAC
06/15 Legend (Regency-Las Vegas) PCGS MS62
12/08 Heritage (Houston) PCGS MS62
06/14 Goldberg (Pre-Long Beach) PCGS MS61
03/15 Heritage (Dallas) NGC AU58 CAC