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  • Lettered Edge
    The original Capped Bust Half Dollars were designed by John Reich and noted by their lettered edge. This portion of the series was struck from the years 1807 to 1836.
  • Reeded Edge
    The design for the Capped Bust Half Dollar would undergo modification by Christian Gobrecht, Although there were obvious modifications to the obverse and reverse design, the type is primarily identified by the reeded edge. These coins were from from 1836 until 1839 before being replaced by the new Liberty Seated design.

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  • 1807 Half Dollar
    The third design for the half dollar denomination was introduced with the 1807 Capped Bust Half Dollars. During the same year, the previous series featuring the Draped Bust design concluded. Listed Red Book varieties include "small stars", "large stars",
  • 1808 Half Dollar
    The total mintage of 1808 Capped Bust Half Dollars was 1,368,600 pieces. This represented the highest annual production for the denomination to date. Half dollars had become more prominent in circulation since the production of silver dollars was suspende
  • 1809 Half Dollar
    The 1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar had a mintage of 1,405,810. During this year several noted varieties exist, identified by different markings between the words of the edge lettering. The Red Book listed varieties are the "xxxx Edge" and the "IIIII edge".
  • 1810 Half Dollar
    Find a selection of 1810 Capped Bust Half Dollars available for sale below. This may include raw coins in circulated condition or higher grade and mint state examples certified by PCGS or NGC.
  • 1811 Half Dollar
    A common practice during the early days of the mint was to reuse older coinage dies by overdating the last digits of the date to reflect the current year. These overdates are pursued by many collectors. The noted Red Book varieties for the 1811 Capped Bus
  • 1812 Half Dollar
    The 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollars once again include several noted overdates. Some leftover obverse dies from the previous year had the number 2 punched over the final digit 1. This created the 1812 "2 over 1" varieties noted in the Red Book with either a
  • 1813 Half Dollar
    Below is a selection of 1813 Capped Bust Half Dollars in grades ranging from circulated to uncirculated. Some examples are encapsulated and graded by third party grading services PCGS or NGC.
  • 1814 Half Dollar
    The mintage for the Capped Bust Half Dollars showed a decline to 1,039,075 pieces for 1814. As a result of the War of 1812, there were less silver deposits with the United States Mint. American citizens had begun to hoard gold and silver during the times
  • 1815 Half Dollar
    The 1815/2 Capped Bust Half Dollar is well known as one of the key date coins of the series. Production of only 47,150 pieces took place with a single pair of dies. The last digit of the date clearly shows the number "5 over 2". This issue is priced at a
  • 1817 Half Dollar
    The United States Mint did not produce any half dollars for circulation in 1816 due to a fire and the resulting damage to equipment. Production would resume with the 1817 Capped Bust Half Dollar. An extremely scarce over date 1817/4 half dollar has only e
  • 1818 Half Dollar
    The mintage level for the 1818 Capped Bust Half Dollar rose to reach a new annual high for the denomination. Following the War of 1812 and the fire at the Philadelphia Mint, things were returning to normal and the coins were minted in greater numbers.
  • 1819 Half Dollar
    The 1819 Capped Bust Half Dollar featured the classic design of Liberty by John Reich. Noted Red Book varieties for this issue include "small 9 over 8" and "large 9 over 8". These carry a slight premium when encountered.
  • 1820 Half Dollar
    Despite a smaller mintage of 751,122, varieties abound for the 1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar. The listed rebook varieties are the "20 over 19 square 2", "20 over 19 curl base 2", "curl base 2 small date", "square base knob 2 large date", "square base no kn
  • 1821 Half Dollar
    Below is a selection of various 1821 Capped Bust Half Dollars that are available for sale. This issue had a mintage of 1,305,797 pieces and remains affordable though about uncirculated grades.
  • 1822 Half Dollar
    The early Mint often reused coin dies from previous years in an attempt to save money. This created numerous overdates within the Capped Bust Half Dollars series. For the present year, the 1822 "2 over 1" half dollar may be encountered.
  • 1823 Half Dollar
    Collecting the early half dollars of the United States by die variety is a popular choice for collectors. These varieties can range from common to scarce, and the most popular or valuable are usually listed in the Red Book. The 1823 Capped Bust Half Dolla
  • 1824 Half Dollar
    The mintage level for the 1824 Capped Bust Half Dollar was 3,504,954 pieces. This represented the highest production level for the denomination to date, although subsequent years would come in higher.
  • 1825 Half Dollar
    The Capped Bust Half Dollar was designed by John Reich. The obverse features a portrait of Liberty wearing a Phrygian cap, while the reverse features a heraldic eagle. His designs would have a lasting impact on the style of United States coinage.
  • 1826 Half Dollar
    Below is a selection of 1826 Capped Bust Half Dollars available for sale from a variety of sellers. This issue had a mintage of 4,004,180, representing the first time that the annual production for the denomination reached this level.
  • 1827 Half Dollar
    As with many other issues of the series, there are several collectible die varieties for the 1827 Capped Bust Half Dollar. The most popular varieties listed in teh red book are the "7 over 6", "square base 2", and "curl base 2".
  • 1828 Half Dollar
    The 1828 Capped Bust Half Dollar had a mintage of 3,075,200 pieces. The majority of issues of broader series had relatively high mintages, making them still relatively available in circulated grades. The coins below may included higher grade examples cert
  • 1829 Half Dollar
    Below is a selection of 1829 Capped Bust Half Dollars available for sale. These may include raw examples in circulated grades, as well as high graded examples encapsulated and graded by PCGS or NGC.
  • 1830 Half Dollar
    For the initial years of the 1830's, mintage levels for the Capped Bust Half Dollar rose to higher levels. This provides for greater availability for present day collectors, especially in circulated grades. Despite the higher mintages, gem condition piece
  • 1831 Half Dollar
    The 1831 Capped Bust Half Dollars had the highest mintage of the series to date. There were a total of 5,873,660 pieces struck at the Philadelphia Mint. This was more than a fivefold increase from the production for the first year of the series.
  • 1832 Half Dollar
    The Capped Bust Half Dollar was designed by John Reich. His rendition of Liberty was said to have looked more European than the previous version, however this would be followed by a design based on Britannia, a symbol of Great Britain. Below are 1832 Capp
  • 1833 Half Dollar
    The 1833 Capped Bust Half Dollar is one of three dates for the series with a mintage of more than 5 million. This amount far exceeded the typical production for the denomination just a few decades earlier.
  • 1834 Half Dollar
    Starting with 1834, the portrait of Liberty on the obverse of the Capped Bust Half Dollar was slightly modified. For this year, there are a number of different varieties noted in the Red Book related to the size of the date and the lettering.
  • 1835 Half Dollar
    The mintage level for the half dollar denomination remained high. The 1835 Capped Bust Half Dollar saw production of 5,352,006 pieces at the Philadelphia Mint facility. At this time, this was the only place where half dollars were struck.
  • 1836 Half Dollar
    The original design for the Capped Bust Half Dollar was modified in 1836. Christian Gobrecht performed some modifications to the original design by John Reich. The features of Liberty are noticeably different and the banner on the reverse with "E Pluribus
  • 1837 Half Dollar
    The 1837 Capped Bust Half Dollar utilized the design modified by Christian Gobrecht. This was the first full year of production for the half dollar with a reeded edge, with a mintage of 3,629,820 pieces. The coins remain readily available for collectors,
  • 1838 Half Dollar
    The Capped Bust Half Dollars saw another minor design alteration in 1838. The denomination on the reverse of the coin was changed from "50 Cents" to read "Half Dol." This year also marked the first production of half dollars at the New Orleans Mint. Rep
  • 1839 Half Dollar
    The 1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar marked the final year of the series. During the year, production took place at the New Orleans Mint with a mintage of 116,000. The Philadelphia Mint issue had a mintage of 1,392,976. The "small letters reverse" is the rare