Capped Bust Half Dollar Attribution Guide
1813 O-101 R2

Star 1 points to upper edge of dentil. Well-centered date has a broad “8”, and “81” is closer than “18” or “13”. Star 7 points between dentils, and to center of curl. (Obverse shared with O-102.)


John Reich started “UNI” about 90 degrees around too soon, shows under “50 C”. It is likely the error was caused because the die was upside down, with eagle’s feet at the top. Under magnification, Reich could easily have mistaken the lower arrowhead, which was then at the top, for the left wing tip. Reich’s eyesight was known to be failing him by 1813. “I” centered under right side of “T”.