Early Half Dollars (1794 - 1836) (Certified)
Bust Half Dollars - APMEX offers a superb selection of certified Early Half Dollars.
Early half dollars are comprised of the following types: Flowing Hair, Draped Bust and Capped Bust. Flowing Hair and Draped Bust types were designed by Robert Scot. The Draped Bust type has two distinct styles - the Small Eagle Reverse and the Heraldic Eagle Reverse. In 1807, John Reich designed the Capped Bust design that is incredibly popular with collectors today.
In 1967, Al C. Overton wrote a book titled, "Early Half Dollar Die Varieties" which revolutionized the collecting of Bust Halves. Today they are widely collected and there are thousands of people who have joined an organization dedicated to those magnificent coins.
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