1818 Capped Bust Half Dollars : 8 Over 7 - Small 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.):
1818/7 Small 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar - 8 Over 7 Overdate
One major variety is the 1818/7 Capped Bust Half Dollar Overdate error with the "Small 8". This variety features an 1818 date struck over an 1817 date in the die which resulted in an "8" over "7" overdate on the coin. Parts of the underlying "7" can clearly be seen near the top of the "8" and within the upper circle of the "8". This variety also features a smaller "8" (the first number "8" in the 1818 date). The difference between the 1818 Small 8 Vs Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1818/7 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
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
$92$108$133$158$383$896$1,776$5,832-

The 1818 Capped Bust Half Dollar (8 Over 7 - Small 8 Variety) is worth $108 in average condition and can be worth $1,776 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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