1808 P Draped Bust Half Cents : All Varieties

Early Copper Half Penny

Mintage: 400,000
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Robert Scot
Metal Composition: 100% Copper

Diameter: 23.5 mm
Mass / Weight: 5.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1808 Draped Bust Half Cent Penny Varieties
There were two major varieties of the 1808 Draped Bust Half Cent (Penny). The first variety is simply the normal date with no errors - which is depicted above in the example image.

The second variety is the 1808/7 Overdate Error which depicts an "8" over "7". An 1808 date was struck over and on top of an earlier 1807 date. This resulted in parts of the underlying "7" appearing just above the final "8" in the 1808 date as depicted by the arrows in the example image of the coin below:

1808/7 Draped Bust Half Cent Overdate Error

Major Varieties:
1808 Draped Bust Half Cent - Normal Date
1808/7 Draped Bust Half Cent - 8 Over 7 Overdate Error

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
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About Uncirculated

MELT VALUE: $0.0251

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