1819 P Capped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

Lettered Edge

Mintage: 2,208,000
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.):
1819 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties - Differences and Comparison
There were a few major varieties of the 1819 Capped Bust Half Dollar. The most common variety is simply the Normal Date type which features no errors or major notable features as depicted above.

Two major varieties are both 1819/8 Capped Bust Half Dollar overdate errors in which an 1819 date was struck over an 1818 date. This resulted in a "9" over "8" where parts of the underlying "8" appear within and around the "9". However - one variety features a small number "9" which is thinner and smaller while the other features a large "9" which is noticeably thicker and wider. The difference between the large 9 vs small 9 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1819/8 Small 9 vs Large 9 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

Major Varieties:
1819 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Normal Date
1819/8 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Small 9
1819/8 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Large 9

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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