1820 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Design Type 4 1817-1825

Mintage: 751,122

Overton Numbers and Rarities:
O-101 (R2) O-101a (R3)
O-102 (R1)
O-103 (R1) O-103a (R2)
O-104 (R4+) O-104a (R7?)
O-105 (R1) O-105a (R2)
O-106 (R1)
O-107 (R5)
O-108 (R2)

Redbook Varieties:

1820, 20 Over 19, Square 2
1820, 20 Over 19, Curl Base 2
1820, Curl Base 2, Small Date
1820, Sq Base Knob 2, Lg Dt
1820, Sq base No Knob 2, Lg Dt
1820, No Serifs on E's
O-104, O-105
O-106, O-108
The O-108 is a doubled die error reverse. There is doubling on the upper side of the left wing tip to to the left of all three claws and the left talon. The doubling is strongest  on the three lower pairs of leaves, berries and berry stems of the olive branch. Light doubling is seen on the second and third talons and back of the two lower arrowheads. This was caused when the hub (which consists of the eagle/arrows/olive branch image) was a little off during the second impression into the die.

Important Historical Events of 1820

James Monroe re-Elected as President

Maine is admitted to the US as the 23rd State.

The Tomato is proven to be non-poisonous!