1820 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date

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.):
1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date
One major variety is the 1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar which features a square base on the number "2" in the date. The bottom of the "2" is flat and square opposed to the other variety that has a curved and curled base. This variety features a larger date as well.

The difference between the 1820 Square Base 2 vs Curl Base 2 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1820 Square Base 2 vs Curl Base 2 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

The 1820 Square base "2" variety also has two sub-varieties as well. This variety features no knob on the upper tip of the "2" - but instead curls around without the knob at the end. The other variety does have a knob and doesn't curl around and up. The difference between the knob 2 vs no knob 2 is depicted below in the example image:

1820 Knob 2 vs No Knob 2 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

Lastly - the difference between the small date vs large date is also depicted below:

1820 Small Date vs Large Date 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)
$82$107$126$152$307$870$1,583$3,473-

The 1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date Variety) is worth $107 in average condition and can be worth $1,583 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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