1808 50c MS

Mintage: 1,368,600

1809 50c MS

Mintage: 1,405,810

1810 50c MS

Mintage: 1,276,276

1811 50c MS Large 8

Mintage: 1,203,644

1812 50c MS

Mintage: 1,628,059

1813 50c MS

Mintage: 1,241,903

1814 50c MS

Mintage: 1,039,075

1815/2 50c MS

Mintage: 47,150

1817 50c MS

Mintage: 1,215,567

1818 50c MS

Mintage: 1,960,322

1819 50c MS

Mintage: 2,208,000

1821 50c MS

Mintage: 1,305,797

1822 50c MS

Mintage: 1,559,573

1823 50c MS

Mintage: 1,694,200

1824 50c MS

Mintage: 3,504,954

1825 50c MS

Mintage: 2,943,166

1826 50c MS

Mintage: 4,004,180

1829 50c MS

Mintage: 3,712,156

1830 50c MS Small 0

Mintage: 4,764,800

1831 50c MS

Mintage: 5,873,660

1833 50c MS

Mintage: 5,206,000

1835 50c MS

Mintage: 5,352,006

1839-O 50c MS

Mintage: 116,000

Series Overview

Bust half dollars, referring to all early half dollars made between 1794 and 1839, include various design types ranging from the Flowing Hair type, include the Draped Bust type, and wrap up with the Capped Bust design. Robert Scot is credited as the engraver for the Flowing Hair and Draped Bust types, while Gilbert Stuart is noted as the designer for the latter. John Reich designed the Capped Bust type.

The Capped Bust half dollar ran from 1807 through 1839, and there are at least two subtypes within this group: the larger-diameter lettered edge type that was struck from 1807 through 1836 and the smaller-diameter reeded-edge halves that were minted from 1836 through 1839. While Capped Bust halves are plentiful in the circulated grades for more issues, there are dozens of recognized minor and major varieties among the Capped Bust half dollars, thus meaning this series is a real challenge for enthusiasts to collect. One of the scarcest is the 1817 7 Over 4, which has just eight known specimens and has sold for $356,500 in a grade of AU50.