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 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS64

O-103. WELL STRUCK.
$8,950.00

1808/7 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

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

1811 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL 8 AU58

SMALL 8. CAC.
$3,500.00

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.
$28,500.00

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.
$97,500.00

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

1819/8 CAPPED BUST 50C, LARGE 9 MS65

LARGE 9. 0-102.
$27,500.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR.
$11,950.00

1822 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

LOVELY RUSSET AQUAMARINE COLOR.
$12,500.00

1822/1 CAPPED BUST 50C MS64

LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT TONING. ONLY 4 HIGHER AT PCGS.
$11,950.00

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 CAPPED BUST 50C, LETTERED EDGE MS65

MOSTLY WHITE. ONLY 8 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$8,950.00

1824/1 CAPPED BUST 50C MS64

CLEAR OVERDATE. O-101. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$9,950.00