1818 P Capped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

Lettered Edge

Mintage: 1,960,322
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 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were a few major varieties of the 1818 Capped Bust Half Dollar. The most common variety is simply the "Normal Date" variety with no errors and no special features - as depicted above. The two other major varieties are the 1818/7 Capped Bust Half Dollars with the "8" over "7" overdate. This resulted in parts of the underlying "7" being seen in the upper parts of the last "8" in the date. The difference between the two varieties has to do with the first number "8" in the 1818 date. One variety has a small "8" while the other has a large "8" which is thicker. The difference between the 1818/7 Small 8 vs Large 8 is depicted below in the example comparison image of the coins:

1818/7 Large 8 vs Small 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

Major Varieties:
1818 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Normal Date
1818/7 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Small 8
1818/7 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Large 8

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