1827 P Capped Bust Half Dollars : All Varieties

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Mintage: 5,493,400
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.):
1827 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were a few major varieties of the 1827 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Two of them deal with the styling of the number "2" in the 1827 date. One variety had a curved and curled base on the "2" while the other variety had a perfectly flat and square base on the number "2". The difference between the 1827 Curl Base 2 vs Square Base 2 is depicted above in the example comparison image.

The other major variety is an 1827/6 overdate error in which the 1827 date was struck over an 1826 date which resulted in a 7 over 6. A large portion of the underlying 6 can be seen to the right of the 7 and also a small portion under the top crossbar of the 7. The bottom of the "7" is also larger and thicker - and also droops down a bit towards the rim of the coin. An example of the 1827/6 half dollar overdate and its features are depicted below in the example image:

1827/6 Capped Bust Half Dollar - 7 Over 6 Overdate

Major Varieties:
1827 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Curled Base 2
1827 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Square Base 2
1827/6 Capped Bust Half Dollar - 7 Over 6

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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