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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1808/7 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM SURFACES. LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR. TIED FOR BEST AT NGC.
$26,950.00

1812 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS66

A FABULOUS GEM. O-110. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$17,500.00

1812/1 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL 8, LETTERED EDGE MS65

SMALL 8. GEM MAGNIFICENT COLOR. O-102. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$29,500.00

1813 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

LOVELY ROSE-AMBER PATINA.
$14,950.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM SURFACES. IRIDESCENT TONING.
$13,500.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM SURFACES. MOSTLY WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING.
$13,500.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 50C PR65

GEM PROOF. EST 3-5 STRUCK. 0-107. NEWMAN PEDIGREE.
$105,000.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM BUST HALF. ONLY 3 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,500.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM QUALITY. LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING.
$13,500.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

LOVELY RUSSET AQUAMARINE COLOR.
$12,500.00

1822/1 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS66

GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$35,000.00

1823 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM SURFACES. 0-105. JUST 5 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$13,500.00

1824/4 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

A SATIN GEM DISPLAYING AUTUMN-GOLD AND GUNMETAL-GRAY TONING. O-110. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$9,500.00

1826 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

GEM ORIGINAL. O-102. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$8,250.00

1826 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

BRILLIANT WHITE GEM!
$8,250.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, CURL BASE 2 MS64

CURLED 2. VERY CHOICE SURFACES. O-146.
$7,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, SQUARE BASE 2 MS65

SQUARE BASE 2. GEM SURFACES WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING.
$8,950.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, SQUARE BASE 2, LETTERED EDGE MS67

0-120A. SQUARE 2. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1827/6 CAPPED BUST 50C MS66

SHARP CLEAR OVERDATE. SATIN LUSTER UNDER LIGHT AMBER TONE. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$21,500.00

1829 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM SURFACES.
$6,950.00