1815/2 CAPPED BUST Half Dollar
In 1815, the Philadelphia Mint didn't have an onerous mintage schedule, with only Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars and Half Eagles made at that time. Prior to 1815, the Mint produced millions of coins so the relatively small mintage of 47,150 Half Dollars was notable for this year. Because of this, the Capped Bust Half Dollar sports a rarity level that appeals to collectors and investors.
Another notable feature is that all 1815 Capped Bust Half Dollars are overdates, with the "5" punched over a "2". Typically, only a small portion of the "2" can be seen.
The 1815 Capped Bust Half Dollar design features Liberty left facing on the obverse, wearing a cap with the word 'LIBERTY'. She is surrounded by 13 stars and the coin date is at the bottom. The reverse design features an eagle with a shield and clutching arrows and an olive branch. The words 'UNITED STATES OF AMERICA' and 'E PLURIBUS UNUM' are above the eagle, with the denomination below.
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