Capped Bust Half Dollar Attribution Guide
Star 1 points to center of dentil. There are a number of tines off the inner points of many stars. The most obvious are star 5 showing the tine above, and stars 11 & 12 showing the tines below. Figures in date are set irregularly, “18” is wider than “809”, and “9” leans sharply right. (Obverse shared with O-104 and O-105.)
“M” is rotated clockwise. A straight die line joins right base of “A” to upper left serif of “M”. A long diagonal defect line from corner of shield runs up into right wing. Arrowheads are heavily ribbed, and separated. Right sides of “I” and “T” are in line.