All known 1823 Capped Head Half Eagles are struck from one die pair. The familiar capped head obverse combined with the large letters reverse first used on the 1820 BD.9, is featured on this coin.
Initially, there were only 14,485 of these coins when they were originally minted. However, there are approximately only 100 or so survivors left in all grades combined. Despite the rarity of this date, it is relatively common when compared to other half eagles from the 1820s. In fact, it is the most available date between 1821 and 1829.
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