1822 Capped Bust 90% Silver Half Dollar US Coin - Collectible Historic Coin - 202 Years Old - Genuine US Silver Coin


I have my beautiful 1822 Capped Bust
silver half-dollar coin for purchase.

I've owned it for well over 50 years of its
202-year life. What I found most appealing
is that historically large silver US coins with
a punched hole was more than likely worn
around the neck hanging by a leather piece
kept out of site so as not to be lost by the owner.
Pockets were not common, and fifty cents during
The pre-Civil War period was a great deal of money.

The hole, in my opinion, only adds to its history as
I can only imagine who may have worn it and when.
There is a trace of material in the hole!

The Capped Bust half was minted from 1807 to 1839
It was designed by the famous engraver John Reich.
It weighs 13.50 grams and contains 90% silver.
The diameter is 32.50 mm.
It was minted at the Philadelphia Mint using
hand-operated presses! Each coin differed slightly
from the other due to the person operating the press
and the quality and wear of the dies.

The edge of the coin is lettered -

PCGS estimates that only about 6,000 coins
survive in any grade to this day, making it
It's a rather rare coin.

It is a genuine US-minted coin.

I mail daily.
I'll be listing other rare and collectible US coins soon.

***Celebrating over 7 years of selling on Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by, Chris

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