1820 Capped Bust Half Dollars : Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date

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.):
1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date
One major variety is the 1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar which features a square base on the number "2" in the date. The bottom of the "2" is flat and square opposed to the other variety that has a curved and curled base. This variety features a larger date as well.

The difference between the 1820 Square Base 2 vs Curl Base 2 is depicted below in the example comparison image:

1820 Square Base 2 vs Curl Base 2 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

The 1820 Square base "2" variety also has two sub-varieties as well. This variety features no knob on the upper tip of the "2" - but instead curls around without the knob at the end. The other variety does have a knob and doesn't curl around and up. The difference between the knob 2 vs no knob 2 is depicted below in the example image:

1820 Knob 2 vs No Knob 2 Capped Bust Half Dollar - Difference and Comparison

Lastly - the difference between the small date vs large date is also depicted below:

1820 Small Date vs Large Date 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)
$82$108$126$152$308$870$1,583$3,473-

USA Coin Book estimated value of 1820 Capped Bust Half Dollar (Square Base No Knob 2 - Large Date Variety) is worth $108 in average condition and can be worth $1,583 to $3,473 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: $6.1754





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