1815/2 Capped Bust Silver Half Dollar -The Rare Key Date of the Series! NGC VF Details, Plugged. Mintage of Just 47,150!
PCGS Coin Facts:
Quiet times prevailed at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1815, where only Quarter Dollars, Half Dollars, and Half Eagles were made that year. Mintages dropped precipitously on all three denominations, but especially on the Half Eagle. The Mint produced only 47,150 Half Dollars in 1815, a far cry from the million-plus mintages of previous and subsequent years. This makes the 1815 Half Dollar a standout among the Capped Bust Half Dollars - a rarity that is desired in all grades.
What makes the 1815 Half Dollar even more interesting is that all are overdates, with the 5 of the date punched over a 2. Though only a portion of the underlying 2 is visible, it can be seen even on worn examples.