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1807-1839 Capped Bust Half Dollar

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Add prestige and history to your collection with this Capped Bust half dollar of 1820-1836! A treasured early American coin, it was struck in 89.24% fine silver over 175 years ago at the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.

Working dies for Capped Bust halves with lettered edges were prepared individually, with the date, stars and lettering punched by hand. Each coin was then struck on a man-powered screw press! The obverse depicts Liberty wearing a cap, the reverse bears a naturalistic eagle as well as the value stated as 50 C., and the edge features the inscription fifty cents or half a dollar.

Because no silver dollars were struck from 1805-1835, Capped Bust halves were "workhorse" coins of early 19th-century commerce. Few have survived in the attractive grades offered here, and our supplies are limited, so order yours right away!

  • Product Type: Single Products
  • Mint: Philadelphia
  • Year: Date Our Choice
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