Capped Bust Half Dollars

Capped Bust, Lettered Edge (1807-1836)


Some coins are admired by collectors. Many are coveted. Only a precious few are truly beloved. Early United States coppers (large cents and half cents) fall into this special category, and so do Capped Bust/lettered edge half dollars or, as they’re widely known with warm affection, “Bust halves.”

Bust half dollars with lettered edges have undeniable charm, much like the copper coinage of early America. They were struck with screw presses, and each working die was prepared individually, the date, stars and lettering being punched in by hand. These elements resulted in a myriad of varieties. They’ve also enabled specialists to pinpoint just which die struck any given coin. And this marvelous diversity is the yeast that keeps interest rising in these coins. The term “Bust halves” actually applies to both Capped Bust half dollars and the Draped Bust coins that preceded.... (Expand Text)

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1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS MS65

SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS.
$6,950.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS, LETTERED EDGE MS67

O-109. SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1836 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM SURFACES. ONLY 6 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$7,950.00

1837 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS65

REEDED EDGE. LOVELY SATIN LUSTER.
$15,500.00

1837 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS65

REEDED EDGE. AMAZING COLOR. CAC.
$23,500.00

1837 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS65+

REEDED EDGE. LOVELY SATIN SURFACES.
$17,500.00

1837 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS66

REEDED EDGE. SATIN SURFACES. AMONG THE FINEST.
$21,500.00

1838 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS65

REEDED EDGE. ONLY ONLY 9 GRADED HIGHER.
$15,950.00

1838 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS66

REEDED EDGE. LIGHT AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY 1 HIGHER.
$27,500.00

1839-O CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTEROUS SURFACES.
$47,500.00

1830 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL 0 MS65

SMALL O. LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING. O-101. CAC.
$11,950.00