The Bust Capped Half Dollar series is a favorite of many collectors due to its early mintage, beautiful design and relative availability. Designed by John Reich and first minted in 1807, these coins are more or less available and affordable to serious collectors especially in circulated grades.Although there are rare dates and varieties, many dates are obtainable because they were commonly held in bank bags and traded between banks as there were no Silver Dollars struck at the time. This allowed many coins to survive in higher grades although uncirculated coins in the series are rare and quite pricey. The minting process in the early days of our country was a slow and inexact science unlike the system used today. Coins were turned out on hand operated presses and as a result mintages were low and many varieties exist for any given date.
For these coins to make it to the modern day in any grade they had to beat the odds of circulation, damage by mishandling, "Coin Doctors" and general attrition due to melt, lost hoards and other damage. T he coin offered here is a survivor and is nearly 200 years old.
Imagine that one of the founders of our country may have used this coin in everyday commerce! Here is a chance to own a great collectible and to hold a piece of U. S history in your hands!This particular example is an 1808 Capped Bust Half Dollar in AU About Uncirculated condition! Capped Bust Halves were my favorite series to collect over the years and for good reason. These coins are nearly 200 years old and are scarce in any condition. This coin is a beauty with nice eye appeal.
It does have some nice original cartwheel mint luster among the stars and lettering, is nicely struck with full hair details above the eye and down to the shoulder, the drapery shows virtually no wear and the Eagle feather details are complete. For lovers of die cracks, this coin has a prominent crack from star 5 across the forehead and cap of Miss Liberty and on to star 9. This coin only shows the slightest amount of wear and would grade as the highest possible AU. It has a silvery color with some bronze toning near the rims. It has been attributed as the Overton variety O-103.
It would make a great addition to any high grade Bust Half collection. The coin pictured is the one you will receive. Any description or grade given by me is my opinion based on over 50 years of coin collecting. I recently retired and now is the time for me to part with my coin collection, some of which I have owned for decades.I try to give you clear pictures from multiple angles along with an honest description of the coin you will receive. I will be listing many more in the months to come, so please add me to your favorite sellers list. My goal is to make you a happy customer so you will be back to add another quality piece to your collection.
So give me a shot, I promise you will not be disappointed! The item "1808 Capped Bust Silver Half Dollar AU About Uncirculated (CL), Free Shipping" is in sale since Monday, April 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Early Halves (1794-1839)".
The seller is "bustcoinnut" and is located in Holland, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States.