The manufacturing process during that time period created incredible variations in the coins, known today as a
Die Marriage. With a little practice and a good reference you can learn to identify the different Die Marriages
for each year.
This site will guide you, step by step, through the identification process. The only tools required are a
good 10x magnifying glass, a straight edge, and a Bust Half to identify.
Most Capped Bust Half Dollars can be easily identified in 3 easy steps using this site.
1. Choose the year
2. Determine the correct T to I
3. Find the marker using our detailed photos.