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 MS65

GEM SURFACES. LOVELY IRIDESCENT COLOR. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC. O-101.
$29,950.00

1811/10 CAPPED BUST 50C MS64

RICHLY TONED, WELL STRUCK SURFACES. ONLY A HANDFUL OF COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. O-101 OVERDATE.
$19,750.00

1812 CAPPED BUST 50C MS66

A FABULOUS GEM. O-110. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$18,500.00

1814 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65+

GEM SURFACES. MOSTLY WHITE WITH LIGHT PERIPHERAL TONING.
$14,850.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$14,950.00

1818 CAPPED BUST 50C PR64+

GEM PROOF. EST 3-5 STRUCK. 0-107. THE ONLY PROOF GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$199,500.00

1821 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT AMBER TONING. O-105a. ONLY SIX COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$12,950.00

1824/4 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

A SATIN GEM DISPLAYING AUTUMN-GOLD AND GUNMETAL-GRAY TONING. O-110. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$11,950.00

1826 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM ORIGINAL. O-102. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$5,950.00

1827/6 CAPPED BUST 50C MS64+

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$16,500.00

1827/6 CAPPED BUST 50C MS66

SHARP CLEAR OVERDATE. SATIN LUSTER UNDER LIGHT AMBER TONE. JUST ONE MS66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$28,500.00

1829 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES.
$9,850.00

1829/7 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65

LIGHT MOTTLED TONING. O-102. RARITY-2. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$13,750.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL LETTERS MS65

SMALL LETTERS. O-103. WELL STRUCK WITH STEEL GREY TONING.
$5,450.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL LETTERS MS65

SMALL LETTERS. LOVELY TONING.
$6,750.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C PR66

FLOYD T. STARR PEDIGREE. ONLY 10 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED
$247,500.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, CRUSHED LETTERED EDGE PR66 Cameo

RESTRIKE. JUST 3-5 STRUCK. FINEST KNOWN. CRUSHED LETTERED EDGE. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED CAMEO PROOF CAPPED BUST 50C.
$299,500.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, LARGE DATE, LARGE LETTERS MS67

O-109. SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$38,500.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, LARGE DATE, SMALL LETTERS MS66

LARGE DATE. SMALL LETTERS. O-106. ONLY A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THIS IS THE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$29,950.00

1836 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS63

RAREST REEDED EDGE HALF WITH A MINTAGE OF ONLY 5,000. JUST FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$17,500.00

1838 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS66

REEDED EDGE. LIGHT AMBER PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$30,250.00