1808 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Design Type 1 (1807-1808)

Mintage: 1,368,600

Overton #'s and Rarity Ratings
O-101 (R1)
O-102 (R5) O-102a (R2)
O-103 (R1)
O-104 (R2) O-104a (R5)
O-105 (R3)
O-106 (R2) O-106a (R2)
O-107 (R3) O-107a (R2)
O-108 (R3) O-108a (R3)
O-109 (R3) O-109a (R3)
O-110 (R5) O-110a (R4+)

Redbook Varieties:

1808, 8 over 7

O-102 thru O-110

Other notable varieties:
O-105    "STATESOFAMERICA" variety where all three words are crowded together on the reverse
O-107    "Adam's Apple" variety, there is a crescent shaped lump in front of Miss Liberty's throat

1808 Capped Bust half Dollars were the only silver coins minted in that year.
Important Historical Events of 1808

Anthracite coal first burned as fuel, experimentally (Wilkes-Barre, PA)

John Jacob Astor incorporates the American Fur company

James Madison elected 4th US president