1825 Capped Bust Half Dollars
Design Type 4 1817-1825 and Design Type 5 1825-1831
Overton Numbers and Rarities:
O-106 (R3) O-106a (R3)
O-118 (R7+) (5 Known)
During 1825, Kneass made some changes to the obverse central device on the master die. Reduced the number of hair curls below the cap, and above ear. The folds in the cap were changed slightly as well. These changes were done to some but not all of the obverse dies from the year.
O-101 is considered the "UNITEDSTATES" variety with both words very crowded together.
O-109 and O-110 are comprise the "Large A" variety, with the "A's" being rather oversized.
O-111 is a variety where Kneass experimented to see if he could get the denomination to strike up better. The 50 C. was re-punched lower, leaving the old 50 C. visible underneath and high.
Revised page below with both obverse and reverse images!
Important Historical Events of 1825
Rensselaer Polytechnic institute opens in Troy NY as the first US engineering college.
John Quincy Adams becomes 6th US President