1809 Capped Bust Half Dollars : llll Between Words on Edge

Lettered Edge

Mintage: N/A
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: John Reich
Metal Composition: 89% Silver - 11% Copper

Diameter: 32.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 13.48 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar - IIII Edge
There were a few major varieties of the 1809 Capped Bust Half Dollar. This variety has an "III Edge" on the coin (sometimes known as "III" - "IIII" or "IIIII" to describe the visualization of the markings - not the count of "I"s though). All varieties feature the words "FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR" along the edge. The "III" Edge features the words but has special vertical "I" hashes between the words. This was an experimental design used for a short period in 1809 to try out different designs along the edge of the coin. An example of what the "III" variety looks like is depicted below. Source of example image is courtesy of NGC Coin:

1809 III Edge Capped Bust Half Dollar
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