Monomoy 3
50C CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE (1807-1836)

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DOLLARS - CAPPED BUST, LETTERED EDGE
Item Description: 50C 1836 O-119
Full Grade: NGC XF 45
Owner: CC Angler

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Monomoy 3   Score: 733
Monomoy   Score: 733
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1836 was the final year in which the U. S. Mint struck coins in an open collar and having an edge device applied prior to striking. The transition to close collars that already included the requisite edge device had already been made for the other denominations a few years previous, but the urgency of coining half dollars delayed any such change until the Philadelphia Mint received its first steam-powered coin press in 1836. Most of 1836's half dollar mintage still consisted of Lettered Edge coins struck by manpower, and this date saw the largest production of half dollars for the entire Capped Bust series.

The 1836 Lettered Edge half dollar is fairly plentiful in Mint State, though not as common as one might expect of its mintage. Mintage 6,545,000.

This example is an excellent 1836 Capped Bust Half Dollar (O-119 Variety) that has been certified and judged to be in XF45 Condition by the NGC Grading Service - Choice Extremely Fine. This is a rare and attractive Bust Half with sharp detail and a nice touch of original luster still shining through. This piece looks better overall than many you will see rated AU50

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