1817 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Design Type 3: 1812-1817 and
Design Type 4: 1817-1825

Mintage: 1,215,567

Overton Numbers and Rarity Ratings:
O-101 (R3) O-101a (R2)
O-102 (R7) O-102a (R7) (11 total known, R7-)
O-103 (R2) O-103a (R3)
O-104 (R6) O-104a (R6)
O-105 (R5) O-105a (R4-)
O-106 (R5) O-106a (R2)
O-107 (R3)
O-108 (R4) O-108a (R4)
O-109 (R2)
O-110 (R2) O-110a (R2)
O-111 (R1) O-111a (R1)
O-112 (R2) O-112a (R2)
O-113 (R2) O-113a (R4)

Redbook Varieties:
1817, 7 over 3
1817, 7 over 4 (11 known)
1817, Dated 181.7
1817, Single Leaf Below Wing
O-101, O-101a
O-102, O-102a
O-103a thru O-113
Notes and Design Changes:
1817 is the year John Reich resigned from his position as Assistant Engraver.
Chief Engraver Robert Scot took over his duties and re-worked the obverse master hub. The hair detail became thinner and more pronounced and the relief was lowered. The size of Liberty's nose was reduced and the folds in the Cap became more detailed.
1817 Capped Bust Half Dollars were the only silver coins minted that year.
Important Historical events of 1817

New York Stock Exchange founded

Mississippi becomes 20th state.

Mississippi River Steamboat service begins.

Construction of Erie Canal begins in Rome, NY.