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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1823 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65 PCGS

GEM SURFACES. 0-105. JUST 5 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$12,650.00

1824/4 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65 NGC

A SATIN GEM DISPLAYING AUTUMN-GOLD AND GUNMETAL-GRAY TONING. O-110. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC. RARITY-2.
$12,100.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, CURL BASE 2 MS64 NGC

CURLED 2. VERY CHOICE SURFACES. O-146. RARITY-1.
$7,150.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, CURL BASE 2 MS65 PCGS

CURL BASE 2. O-147. RARITY-4. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR THE HIGHEST GRADED AT PGCS.
$24,750.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, SQUARE BASE 2 MS65 PCGS

SQUARE BASE 2. GEM SURFACES WITH BLUISH ROSE TONING. CAC.
$16,500.00

1827 CAPPED BUST 50C, SQUARE BASE 2 MS65 PCGS

SQUARE BASE 2. GEM SURFACES WITH LIGHT BLUISH GREY PATINA. O-121. CAC.
$16,500.00

1827/6 CAPPED BUST 50C MS64+ PCGS

GEM LUSTROUS SURFACES. WELL STRUCK. ONLY FIVE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. O-102. CAC.
$16,500.00

1827/6 CAPPED BUST 50C MS66 NGC

SHARP CLEAR OVERDATE. SATIN LUSTER UNDER LIGHT AMBER TONE. JUST ONE MS66+ COIN GRADED HIGHER.0-102. RARITY-1.
$19,250.00

1829/7 CAPPED BUST 50C MS65 NGC

LIGHT MOTTLED TONING. O-102. RARITY-2. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$9,850.00

1831 CAPPED BUST 50C MS66 PCGS

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES WITH LIGHT RUSSET TONING. ONLY THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. O-109. RARITY-1.
$24,750.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL LETTERS MS64 CACG

WELL STRUCK WITH A AMBER/ROSE PATINA. CAC.
$4,950.00

1832 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL LETTERS MS65 NGC

SMALL LETTERS. LOVELY TONING. O-103. RARITY-1.
$6,750.00

1834 CAPPED BUST 50C, LARGE DATE, LARGE LETTERS MS65 NGC

LARGE DATE, LARGE LETTER. GEM SURFACES WITH RICH BLUE AMBER PATINA.O-103. RARITY-2.
$5,950.00

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

O-109. SMALL DATE, SMALL LETTERS. GEM SURFACES WITH AMBER/BLUE PATINA. CAC.
$31,250.00

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

LARGE DATE, SMALL LETTERS. WELL STRUCK AND LUSTROUS. ADORNED BY A ROSE/BLUE PATINA.
$9,500.00

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

LARGE DATE, SMALL LETTERS. ELECTRIC BLUE PERIPHERAL TONING. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT NGC. O-108. RARITY-2.
$16,500.00

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

LARGE DATE. SMALL LETTERS. O-106. ONLY A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THIS IS THE SECOND HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. RARITY-1.
$39,600.00

1836 CAPPED BUST 50C, REEDED EDGE MS63 NGC

REEDED EDGE. ONLY 5,000 STRUCK.
$16,500.00

1839 CAPPED BUST 50C LL, LARGE LETTERS MS65 PCGS

REEDED EDGE. LARGE LETTERS. ELECTRIC BLUE/GREEN PERIPHERAL TONING MAKES THIS A TRUE PIECE OR 19TH CENTURY ART. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$38,500.00

1839-O CAPPED BUST 50C MS65 NGC

GEM SATIN LUSTROUS SURFACES. ONLY TWO GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$63,250.00

1830 CAPPED BUST 50C, SMALL 0 MS65+ PCGS

SMALL O. O-101. WELL STRUCK WITH LOVELY IRIDESCENT TONING. CAC.
$16,500.00