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Capped Bust Half Dollar Die Varieties, Part II (1822-1828)

This section covers Overton die varieties for Capped Bust Half Dollars from 1822 through 1828. Earlier dates are described in the previous section, and the subsequent section discusses the later dates of the series.

The Capped Bust Half Dollars of 1807-1836 are quite popular with both die variety specialists and date collectors. Among early USA coins, they are easily the half dollars most widely collected by die varieties. Since many of the design elements required to complete a die were punched into it by hand, each die is readily distinguishable. The Capped Bust type is especially popular with collectors who attempt to build sets by Overton die variety number, the standard reference guide to this series.

NGC will assign Overton (O) numbers to all half dollar die varieties from 1822 through 1828. In Overton's system, the first die variety listed is given the number 101, and each date begins anew with this number, followed by O-102, O-103, etc. Later die states within a single die pairing use suffix letters. For example, 1824 half dollar die variety 106 is identified successively as O-106 and O-106a.

A more recent publication that offers a "quick-finder" attribution guide for Overton half dollar die varieties is the book by Glenn R. Petersen. Beginners will find this later effort quite useful. Also entertaining and useful is the Edgar Souders book, which imparts the sheer joy of collecting these handsome and varied issues. Mr. Souders also penned a quick-finder guide to some of the scarcer varieties.

Below is a list of half dollar die varieties NGC recognizes, beginning with 1822 half dollar varieties and ending with 1828 half dollar varieties. Access to the detailed pages of the half dollar die varieties you see below is part of NGC Collectors Society membership. Detail pages contain population information as well as NGC database images for available half dollar varieties.

NGC also provides information on other half dollar varieties:

Early Half Dollars (1794-1807) | Early Half Dollar Varieties (1807-1821) | Early Half Dollar Varieties (1829-1836) | Reeded Edge Half Dollar Varieties (1836-1839) | Seated Liberty Half Dollar Varieties (1839-1891) | Barber Half Dollar Varieties (1892-1915) | Walking Liberty Half Dollar Varieties (1916-1947) | Franklin Half Dollar Varieties (1948-1963) | Kennedy Half Dollars (1964-Date)



Denom.MS/PFDateFee*NGC Label
50CMS1822/1 $15
50CMS1822/1 $15O-101
50CMS1822/1 $15O-102
50CMS1822 $15O-103
50CMS1822 $15O-103a
50CMS1822 $15O-104
50CMS1822 $15O-105
50CMS1822 $15O-105a
50CMS1822 $15O-106
50CMS1822 $15O-106a
50CMS1822 $15O-107
50CMS1822 $15O-108
50CMS1822 $15O-108a
50CMS1822 $15O-109
50CMS1822 $15O-110
50CMS1822 $15O-110a
50CMS1822 $15O-111
50CMS1822 $15O-112
50CMS1822 $15O-113
50CMS1822 $15O-114
50CMS1822 $15O-115
50CMS1823 BROKEN 3$15O-101
50CMS1823 PATCHED 3$15O-101a
50CMS1823 PATCHED 3$15O-102
50CMS1823 UGLY 3$15O-110a
50CMS1823 $15O-103
50CMS1823 $15O-104
50CMS1823 $15O-105
50CMS1823 $15O-106
50CMS1823 $15O-106a
50CMS1823 $15O-107
50CMS1823 $15O-108
50CMS1823 $15O-108a
50CMS1823 $15O-109
50CMS1823 $15O-110
50CMS1823 $15O-111
50CMS1823 $15O-111a
50CMS1823 $15O-112
50CMS1823 $15O-113
50CMS1824/1 $15
50CMS1824/1 $15O-101
50CMS1824/1 $15O-101a
50CMS1824/1 $15O-102
50CMS1824/4 $15
50CMS1824/4 $15O-109
50CMS1824/4 $15O-110
50CMS1824/4 $15O-110a
50CMS1824/VARIOUS DATES$15O-103
50CMS1824 $15O-104
50CMS1824 $15O-105
50CMS1824 $15O-106
50CMS1824 $15O-106a
50CMS1824 $15O-107
50CMS1824 $15O-108
50CMS1824 $15O-108a
50CMS1824 $15O-111
50CMS1824 $15O-112
50CMS1824 $15O-112a
50CMS1824 $15O-113
50CMS1824 $15O-113a
50CMS1824 $15O-114
50CMS1824 $15O-115
50CMS1824 $15O-116
50CMS1824 $15O-117
50CMS1825 $15O-101
50CMS1825 $15O-102
50CMS1825 $15O-103
50CMS1825 $15O-104
50CMS1825 $15O-105
50CMS1825 $15O-106
50CMS1825 $15O-106a
50CMS1825 $15O-107
50CMS1825 $15O-108
50CMS1825 $15O-109
50CMS1825 $15O-110
50CMS1825 $15O-111
50CMS1825 $15O-112
50CMS1825 $15O-113
50CMS1825 $15O-114
50CMS1825 $15O-115
50CMS1825 $15O-116
50CMS1825 $15O-117
50CMS1825 $15O-118
50CMS1826 $15O-101
50CMS1826 $15O-101a
50CMS1826 $15O-102
50CMS1826 $15O-103
50CMS1826 $15O-104
50CMS1826 $15O-104a
50CMS1826 $15O-105
50CMS1826 $15O-106
50CMS1826 $15O-106a
50CMS1826 $15O-107
50CMS1826 $15O-108
50CMS1826 $15O-108a
50CMS1826 $15O-109
50CMS1826 $15O-110
50CMS1826 $15O-111
50CMS1826 $15O-111a
50CMS1826 $15O-112
50CMS1826 $15O-112a
50CMS1826 $15O-113
50CMS1826 $15O-113a
50CMS1826 $15O-114
50CMS1826 $15O-115
50CMS1826 $15O-116
50CMS1826 $15O-116a
50CMS1826 $15O-117
50CMS1826 $15O-117a
50CMS1826 $15O-118
50CMS1826 $15O-118a
50CMS1826 $15O-119
50CMS1826 $15O-120
50CMS1826 $15O-120a
50CMS1827/6 -
50CMS1827/6 $15O-101
50CMS1827/6 $15O-102
50CMS1827/6 $15O-103
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-104
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-105
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-106
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-107
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-108
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-108a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-109
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-110
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-111
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-112
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-112a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-113
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-113a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-114
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-115
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-116
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-116a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-117
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-117a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-118
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-119
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-120
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-120a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-121
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-122
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-123
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-124
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-124a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-125
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-126
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-127
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-128
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-129
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-130
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-131
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-132
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-133
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-134
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-135
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-136
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-137
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-138
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-139
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-140
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-140a
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-141
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-142
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-143
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-144
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-145
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-148
50CMS1827 SQUARE 2$15O-149
50CMS1827 CURLED 2$15O-146
50CMS1827 CURLED 2$15O-147
50CMS1828 NO KNOB CURLED 2$15O-101
50CMS1828 NO KNOB CURLED 2$15O-102
50CMS1828 NO KNOB CURLED 2$15O-103
50CMS1828 NO KNOB CURLED 2$15O-104
50CMS1828 NO KNOB CURLED 2$15O-105
50CMS1828 KNOB CURLED 2$15O-106
50CMS1828 KNOB CURLED 2$15O-107
50CMS1828 KNOB CURLED 2$15O-107a
50CMS1828 LARGE 8 SQUARE 2$15O-108
50CMS1828 LARGE 8 SQUARE 2$15O-109
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-110
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-111
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-112
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-113
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-114
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-114a
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-115
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-116
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-117
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-117a
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-118
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-118a
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-120
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-121
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-121a
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-122
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-123
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 LG LET$15O-123a
50CMS1828 SM 8 SQ 2 SM LET$15O-119


* In order to have the above varieties requiring the $15 fee designated by NGC, VarietyPlus service must be requested at time of grading. VarietyPlus service is also available for coins already encapsulated by NGC. For coins where the fee column is blank, no VarietyPlus charge is required to have your coin designated during grading. For coins marked $15, a $15 surcharge applies to the tier fee during grading, or a $15 fee applies to have the VarietyPlus designation added to any coin already graded and encapsulated by NGC.
References:
Overton, Al C. Early Half Dollar Die Varieties 1794-1836, 3rd Edition. Donald L. Parsley, Escondido, CA, 92025 (a 4th edition has been published, but the 3rd Edition is recommended)
Peterson, Glenn R., M.D. The Ultimate Guide to Attributing Bust Half Dollars. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH, 2000
Souders, Edgar E. Bust Half Fever 1807-1836. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH, 1995
Souders, Edgar E. The Top 100 R4 and R5 Capped Bust Half Dollar Varieties & Sub-Varieties. Money Tree Press, Rocky River, OH, 2002