The Capped Bust Half Dollar was designed by assistant Mint engraver John Reich. Weight 13.48 grams; composition .8924 silver, .1076 copper; diameter 32.5 mm; 1807-1814 edge: FIFTY CENTS OR HALF A DOLLAR; 1814-1831 edge: a star was added between DOLLAR and FIFTY; 1832-1836 edge: vertical lines added between words; 1836-1839 edge: reeded. Reich was the first artist to consistently include the denomination on U.S. silver and gold coins. Capped Bust Half Dollars were struck from 1807-1839 and the capped bust style was seen on most other silver coin denominations for the next 30 years. With dollar production stopped in 1804 and not resumed until 1840 this was the largest coin struck by the U.S. during that time (excluding Gobrecht Dollars). There are a great number of collectible varieties and overdates of the Capped Bust design.