1812 Capped Bust Half Dollars : 2 Over 1 - Large 8

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.):
1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Large 8 - 2 Over 1
There were two major varieties of the 1812/1 Capped Bust Half Dollar and both varieties had a 2 Over 1 overdate error in which an 1812 date was struck over an 1811 date. The Small "8" variety had a smaller number "8" and thinner numbers. The rare and valuable Large "8" variety (depicted above) had a larger number "8" in the date along with thicker letters. The underlying "1" is also more difficult to identify in the large 8 variety. The difference between the 1812/1 Small 8 vs Large 8 Capped Bust Half Dollar is depicted below in the example comparison image. (Source of Large 8 example image above and below is courtesy of Heritage Auction Galleries):

1812 Small 8 vs Large 8 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)
$1,846$2,972$4,642$7,579$12,802$25,293$40,870$80,580-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1812 Capped Bust Half Dollar (2 Over 1 - Large 8 Variety) is worth $2,972 in average condition and can be worth $40,870 to $80,580 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.


MELT VALUE: $6.5572





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