1811 Capped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

Lettered Edge

Mintage: 1,203,644
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.):
1811 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were two major varieties with different styles of the 1811 date. One variety featured thinner numbers and a small number "8" in the date while the other variety featured thicker numbers and a much larger "8" in the 1811 date. The differences and comparisons between the two varieties is depicted above in the example image.

The other major variety is an 1811/10 overdate error - which features an 1811 date struck over an 1810 date. The most notable feature in this variety is a dot or period in the middle of the date between "18" and "11" - which resulted in what looks like 18.11 as depicted below in the example image. The dot is simply part of the underlying date:

1811/10 18.11 Capped Bust Half Dollar - 11 Over 10 Overdate

Major Varieties:
1811 Small 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
1811 Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar
1811/10 (18.11) Capped Bust Half Dollar - 11 Over 10

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