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- 1812-P : Single Leaf Below Wing
1812 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Single Leaf Below Wing
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.):
This variety is extremely rare and valuable and features a single leaf on the branch under the eagle's wing on the reverse of the coin. This feature resulted due to the die being lapped. An example comparison image of the 1812 double leaf vs single leaf half dollar is depicted above. Source of single leaf example image is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries.
The 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Single Leaf Below Wing Variety) is worth $1,059 in average condition and can be worth $11,767 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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