1812 Capped Bust Half Dollars : 2 Over 1 - Large 8

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.):
1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Large 8 - 2 Over 1
There were two major varieties of the 1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar and both varieties had a 2 Over 1 overdate error in which an 1812 date was struck over an 1811 date. The Small "8" variety had a smaller number "8" and thinner numbers. The rare and valuable Large "8" variety (depicted above) had a larger number "8" in the date along with thicker letters. The underlying "1" is also more difficult to identify in the large 8 variety. The difference between the 1812/1 Small 8 vs Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image. (Source of Large 8 example image above and below is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1812 Small 8 vs Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison
Coin value chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth in USD based on grade/condition
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About Uncirculated

The 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollar (2 Over 1 - Large 8 Variety) is worth $2,971 in average condition and can be worth $40,870 or more in uncirculated mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins.

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