1836 Capped Bust Half Dollars

Design Type 10 1834-1836

Mintage: 6,545,000 (This number is likely high by a few hundred thousand)

Overton Numbers and Rarities:
O-101 (R1) O-101a (R1)
O-102 (R3)
O-103 (R4-)
O-104 (R3) O-104a (R3)
O-105 (R4-)
O-106 (R1) O-106a (R3)
O-107 (R4)
O-108 (R1) O-108a (R2) 
O-109 (R3)
O-110 (R1)
O-111 (R3)
O-112 (R1)
O-113 (R2) O-113a (R3)
O-114 (R2)
O-115 (R3)
O-116 (R2) O-116a (R6)
O-117 (R3)
O-118 (R3)
O-119 (R3)
O-120 (R4-)
O-121 (R5+)
O-122 (R2)
O-123 (R4)

Redbook Varieties:
1836, Over 1336
1836, 50 Over 00
1836, Beaded Border on Reverse
O-101 thru O-105, O-107, O-109 thru O-115, O-117 thru O-123
O-112, O-118, O-120, and O-121 are known as Bar dot varieties.

Important Historical Events of 1836

In Texas, Alamo besieged for 13 days until 6th March by Mexican army under General Santa Anna; entire garrison eventually killed

Samuel Colt patents the first revolving barrel multi shot firearm

Republic of Texas declares independence from Mexico

Arkansas becomes 25th state of the Union

Sam Houston elected president of the Republic of Texas

Martin Van Buren elected 8th US President