1818 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Design Type 4 1817-1825

Mintage: 1,960,322

Overton Numbers and Rarities:
O-101 (R1) O-101a (R1)
O-102 (R2) O-102a (R2)
O-103 (R3) O-103a (R4)
O-104 (R4) O-104a (R3) O-104b (R6?)
O-105 (R3) O-105a (R4)
O-106 (R3) O-106a (R3)
O-107 (R1)
O-108 (R1)
O-109 (R1)  O-109a (R1)
O-110 (R4)
O-111 (R1)
O-112 (R1) O-112a (R5)
O-113 (R3)
O-114 (R3) O-114a (R3)
O-115 (R5) O-115a (R4+)

Redbook Varieties:
1818, 8 Over 7, Small 8
1818, 8 Over 7, Large 8
O-101 O-101a O-103 O-103a
O-102 O-102a
O-104 thru O-115
Special Varieties:
The O-107 is referred to as the "Cocked T" variety, where the first "T" in states is punched a bit crooked.
The O-108 is called the "Pincher 8" variety where the tops of the 8's in the date have open tops.
The O-111 is called the "Spiked Cap" variety where the engraver had a little slip producing a small spike at the top of the cap. This variety also has similar 8's to the "Pincher 8" variety, but not as pronounced.

Important Historical Events of 1818

US Medical Corps forms.

First steam vessle to sail Great Lakes is launched.

49th parallel forms as border between US and Canada. US-Canada border is demilitarized.