Capped Bust Half Dollar Mintages

The mintages for Capped Bust Half Dollars were relatively high, with figures exceeding the one million mark for most issues. Only a select few dates are considered to be rare, such as the 1815/2 with a mintage of 47,150 and the 1836 Reeded Edge with an estimated mintage of only 1,200. The highest mintage occurred with the 1836 Lettered Edge issue with a mintage of 6,545,000.

Because of the higher mintages, most Capped Bust Half Dollars are relatively affordable, and collecting of this series has become popular. Individual dates are usually available in circulated grades, and for some dates uncirculated examples are not too difficult to acquire. Gems, however, remain scarce, and usually represent only a tiny percentage of the total population of uncirculated coins.

Some collectors will take focus on the die varieties of the series, identified by Overton numbers. For nearly every issue of the series, a number of major varieties exist, which can carry different degrees of rarity. A full set of coins by die variety is nearly impossible to complete, although a few collectors have come close.

Capped Bust Half Dollar Mintage

Lettered Edge (1807-1836)

1807 750,500
1808 1,368,600
1809 1,405,810
1810 1,276,276
1811 1,203,644
1812 1,628,059
1813 1,241,903
1814 1,039,075
1815 47,150
1817 1,215,567
1818 1,960,322
1819 2,208,000
1820 751,122
1821 1,305,797
1822 1,559,573
1823 1,694,200
1824 3,504,954
1825 2,943,166
1826 4,004,180
1827 5,493,400
1828 3,075,200
1829 3,712,156
1830 4,764,800
1831 5,873,660
1832 4,797,000
1833 5,206,000
1834 6,412,004
1835 5,352,006
1836 6,545,000

Reeded Edge, Reverse 50 CENTS (1836-1837)

1836 1,200
1837 3,629,820

Reeded Edge, Reverse HALF DOL. (1838-1839)

1838 3,546,000
1839 1,392,976
1839-O 178,976
1807 750,500
1808 1,368,600
1809 1,405,810
1810 1,276,276
1811 1,203,644
1812 1,628,059
1813 1,241,903
1814 1,039,075
1815 47,150
1817 1,215,567
1818 1,960,322
1819 2,208,000
1820 751,122
1821 1,305,797
1822 1,559,573
1823 1,694,200
1824 3,504,954
1825 2,943,166
1826 4,004,180
1827 5,493,400
1828 3,075,200
1829 3,712,156
1830 4,764,800
1831 5,873,660
1832 4,797,000
1833 5,206,000
1834 6,412,004
1835 5,352,006
1836 6,545,000